shoot down

Definitions of shoot down
  1. verb
    shoot at and force to come down
    synonyms: down, land
  2. verb
    move quickly and violently
    synonyms: buck, charge, shoot, tear
    dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot
    run or move very quickly or hastily
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    types:
    rip
    move precipitously or violently
    type of:
    belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
    move fast
  3. verb
    thwart the passage of
    “he shot down the student's proposal”
    synonyms: defeat, kill, vote down, vote out
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    type of:
    blackball, negative, veto
    vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent
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