Meaning of “mow sb down” in the English Dictionary

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"mow sb down" in British English

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mow sb down

phrasal verb with mow uk /məʊ/ us /moʊ/ verb [ I or T ] mowed, mown or mowed

to kill people, usually in large numbers, by shooting them or driving a vehicle into them:

Three shoppers were mown down this afternoon when a drunken driver lost control of his car.

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