verb (used with object), mowed, mowed or mown, mow·ing.
verb (used without object), mowed, mowed or mown, mow·ing.
- to destroy or kill indiscriminately or in great numbers, as troops in battle.
- to defeat, overwhelm, or overcome: The team mowed down its first four opponents.
- to knock down.
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Guests included a judge, the head of the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce, and Harry Rankins, who mows her lawn.Harper Lee’s Sister, Alice, Is 100, Still Practices Law, and Remembers Everything|Mary McDonagh Murphy|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A dreadful plague annually sweeps down the valley and mows down its inhabitants.Three Years in Western China|Alexander Hosie
Lots are then cast, and each family at once mows the portion allotted to it.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
I visited the garret again, and we went to the old barn, with its mows half full of hay, and had rare times climbing about there.Rudder Grange|Frank R. Stockton
Had any troops ever possessed it they would have mowed down battalions as one mows down corn stalks.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
He mows down a proletarian and a Marshall Field with the same scythe.