shootdown

or shoot-down

[ shoot-doun ]

noun
  1. the attack and destruction of an aircraft in flight.

  2. the shooting and killing of someone in cold blood.

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British Dictionary definitions for shoot down

shoot down

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. to shoot callously

  2. to cause to fall to earth by hitting with a missile

  1. to defeat or disprove: he shot down her argument

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Other Idioms and Phrases with shootdown

shootdown

Ruin the aspirations of, disappoint, as in Bill was hoping Sharon would go out with him, but she shot him down.

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