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English definition of “mow someone/something down”

mow someone/something down

verb [T] phrasal verb with mow  /moʊ/ (past tense mowed, past participle mown  /moʊn/ or mowed) us  
to hit and cause someone or something to fall: The car didn’t stay in its lane, and it mowed down a whole row of traffic cones.
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