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English definition of “shoot sth down”

shoot sth down

phrasal verb with shoot     /ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot)
to destroy an aircraft or make an aircraft, bird, etc. fall to the ground by shooting at it: He was killed during the war when his plane was shot down.Detonation and bombardment
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