Meaning of “gun sb down” in the English Dictionary

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"gun sb down" in British English

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gun sb down

phrasal verb with gun uk /ɡʌn/ us /ɡʌn/ verb [ T ] -nn- mainly US old-fashioned informal

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.

(Definition of “gun sb down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)