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English verb: shoot down

1. shoot down (motion) move quickly and violently


SamplesThe car tore down the street.
He came charging into my office.


Synonymsbuck, charge, shoot, tear


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Narrower (hyponym)rip


Verb groupdart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot

2. shoot down (motion) shoot at and force to come down


SamplesThe enemy landed several of our aircraft.


Synonymsdown, land


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

3. shoot down (social) thwart the passage of


SamplesKill a motion.
He shot down the student's proposal.


Synonymsdefeat, kill, vote down, vote out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blackball, negative, veto









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