Definition of Mow down

1. Verb. Kill a large number of people indiscriminately. "They want to mow down the prisoners "; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"

Exact synonyms: Massacre, Slaughter
Generic synonyms: Kill
Derivative terms: Massacre, Slaughter



Definition of Mow down

1. Verb. (transitive) To cut down, especially in large numbers. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive figuratively by extension) To kill or slaughter, or to injure by knocking down, especially in large numbers and in a ruthless manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mow Down

moving stairway
moving the yardsticks
moving unit
moving units
moving van
moving walkway
moving walkways
movingly
movingness
movings
moviola
moviolas
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movlogs
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mow down (current term)
mowa
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mowras

Literary usage of Mow down

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1. A Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionary by James Curtis Hepburn (1886)
"RU + =\- y -b A- $fe <\k 4-v- To mow down, to cut down with a sweep. NAOI-HARAI,-AU -j-^y\57 ... *-v- To mow down, cut down. NAOI-TATE,-RB + ^St7~fl- ^Usi. ..."

2. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"To cut or mow down. ... to cut or mow down grass in meadows hayed (laid in for hay), was a customary service for the lord by his inferior tenants. ..."

3. The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy (1905)
"But, because the owners of the meadow did not notice, among the other injunctions of the good husbandman, the injunction that they should not mow down the ..."

4. Works by Leo Tolstoy (1905)
"... that they should not mow down the weeds, but should tear them out, or because they did not understand him, or because, for reasons of their own, ..."

5. A Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionary by James Curtis Hepburn (1886)
"RU + =\- y -b A- $fe <\k 4-v- To mow down, to cut down with a sweep. NAOI-HARAI,-AU -j-^y\57 ... *-v- To mow down, cut down. NAOI-TATE,-RB + ^St7~fl- ^Usi. ..."

6. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"To cut or mow down. ... to cut or mow down grass in meadows hayed (laid in for hay), was a customary service for the lord by his inferior tenants. ..."

7. The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy (1905)
"But, because the owners of the meadow did not notice, among the other injunctions of the good husbandman, the injunction that they should not mow down the ..."

8. Works by Leo Tolstoy (1905)
"... that they should not mow down the weeds, but should tear them out, or because they did not understand him, or because, for reasons of their own, ..."

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