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Definition of mow down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mow down

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

mow somebodydown

 
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to kill someone using a vehicle or a gun, especially when several people are all killed at the same time The gunmen opened fire, mowing down at least seven people.
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