shout down

phrasal verb

shouted down; shouting down; shouts down
: to shout so that (someone who is speaking) cannot be heard
The crowd shouted him down when he tried to give his speech.

Examples of shout down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The university has accused student demonstrators of engaging in the kind of activity that flies in the face of Chicago’s culture — including shouting down counter demonstrators and destroying an installation of Israeli flags. Jeremy W. Peters Jamie Kelter Davis, New York Times, 6 May 2024 On a trip to San Juan last week also aimed at courting the 5.9 million Puerto Rican Latinos who live in the mainland United States, Harris' arrival at a community center to celebrate the Caribbean island's culture was shouted down by demonstrators. Trevor Hunnicutt, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2024 The program forces participants to productively engage with the reasons for their own beliefs and values, rather than just shouting down the other side, said Jemmett, who serves on the board of the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee and is president of the Idaho Onion Growers Association. Sarah Cutler, Idaho Statesman, 2 Apr. 2024 Many people don’t like it when speakers are shouted down on college campuses or when peaceful street demonstrators are jailed or battered by law enforcement. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2024 During the anti-pension-reform marches last spring, its deputies became well known for shouting down Macron’s ministers. Elisabeth Zerofsky, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 Fierce protests became common, with crowds clogging the pier and Pacific Coast Highway to shout down coronavirus precautions or cheer Trump. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2024 Two demonstrators were escorted out of the bar for trying to shout down Haley during the remarks. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Orange County Register, 7 Feb. 2024 During the special session, Epps sat in the House gallery with pro-Palestinian protestors and shouted down at her colleagues below. Nick Coltrain, The Denver Post, 13 Jan. 2024

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“Shout down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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