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shoot sb down

verb uk phrasal verb with shoot   /ʃuːt/ (shot, shot) us  
to shoot and usually kill someone, showing no sympathy: I saw Leonforte shoot him down like a dog in the street.Murder and attempted murderKillingGuns
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