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

 

shoot down

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    shoot somebody/somethingdown

     
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  1. 1to make someone or something fall to the ground by shooting them/it Several planes were shot down by enemy fire.
  2. 2to be very critical of someone's ideas, opinions, etc. His latest theory was shot down in flames.
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