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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.
Translations of “mow sb down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死,撂倒,撞死(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死,撂倒,撞死(某人)…
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