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English definition of “shoot sb/sth down”

shoot sb/sth down

phrasal verb with shoot
 
 
/ʃuːt/ verb (past tense and past participle shot)
to destroy an aircraft or make it fall to the ground by firing bullets or weapons at it: The plane was shot down over enemy territory.GunsAttacking and invading
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