(tr, adverb) to drown, overwhelm, or silence by shouting or talking loudly
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Related Words for shout downspit, whisper, jeer, hoot, whistle, seethe, boo, wheeze, whirr, hiss, heckle, scream, howl, disapprove, whiz, deride, condemn, blow, decry, damn
Overwhelm or silence by yelling or jeering, as in The audience went wild and shouted down the speaker. [c. 1920]
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