shoot down

verb

Definition of shoot down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to fall by shooting shot down the helicopter; especially :  to kill in this way was shot down in cold blood

  3. 2 :  to put an end to :  defeat, reject shoot down legislation

  4. 3 :  deflate, ridicule

  5. 4 :  discredit 2 shoot down a theory

Examples of shoot down in a Sentence

  1. nowadays the aging activist is routinely shot down in most quarters of the media and dismissed as an irrelevant crank

  2. every one of my fund-raising ideas was shot down by the other club members

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