- (tr, adverb) to drown, overwhelm, or silence by shouting or talking loudly
Idioms and Phrases with shout down
Overwhelm or silence by yelling or jeering, as in The audience went wild and shouted down the speaker. [c. 1920]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.