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shoots down

verb
present tense third-person singular of shoot down

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1 to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter
  • nowadays the aging activist is routinely shot down in most quarters of the media and dismissed as an irrelevant crank

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2 to reject by or as if by a vote
  • every one of my fund-raising ideas was shot down by the other club members

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3 to prove to be false
  • the results of several studies shoot down the hypothesis that coffee causes heart attacks

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“Shoots down.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shoots%20down. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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