Meaning of “shoot sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"shoot sth down" in British English

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shoot sth down

phrasal verb with shoot uk /ʃuːt/ us /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.

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