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To demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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“The very fact of her being a healer seemed to shoot down his theory that the Wilcoxes were seeking the man with the healing powers because they had no one like that in their own clan.”
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To brusquely reject or turn down a request or proposal
“Calmly and resolutely, he held his ground, undaunted by their attempts to shoot down his proposal.”
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To refuse, or to vote against
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“In their bid to shoot down the bill, many of our Distinguished Senators and Honorable Members have variously dressed it in false garbs.”
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To criticize or pillory, typically harshly
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“I want to hear what he has to say, and then I'm going to let my innovative phraseology fly and shoot down his arguments once and for all.”
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To subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
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“I'm increasingly annoyed with her questions, but hesitant to shoot down her attempts to be personable.”
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To kill by shooting
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“When he got the opportunity, he would steal from his hiding-place, and, with his long rifle, shoot down his enemies.”
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To shame or put down
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To injure
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To shoot someone or something with a gun
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To put an end to, especially formally
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To beat in a contest
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To physically bring to the ground
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To cause damage to something with the intent of disabling it
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To climb down using one's limbs
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To attack or besiege, especially militarily
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