Definition of shoot down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

shoot down

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Phrasal Verbs

    shoot down somebody

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    shoot down something

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    shoot somebody down

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    shoot something down

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