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gun sb down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with gun   /ɡʌn/ (-nn-) mainly US old-fashioned informal us  
to shoot someone and kill or seriously injure them, often when that person cannot defend himself or herself: The police officer was gunned down as he took his children to school.
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