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shot down

verb , past tense 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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