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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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