What does shout down mean?

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Verb
  1. (transitive) To shout louder than (someone) in order to force through one's argument or point of view.
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Neighbor spoke wicked words, and while they poured on the guilty Steve's crop there was a shout down the platform.
You don't mindlessly shout down those who disagree with you as so many others do.
I heard Latimer shout down the scuttle, too cautious to descend into the inferno of passion he could hear raging beneath him in the darkness.
It reflects a determination to shut or shout down the president any time he dares speak of the court.
Students have a tacit license on campus to shout down or otherwise disrupt speakers with opinions that they do not like.
He's no taking the redundancy v. well but at 47 he is not exactly in with a shout down the Job Centre.

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