Definition of Shoot-down

1. Noun. Murder by shooting someone down in cold blood.

Generic synonyms: Execution, Murder, Slaying

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoot-down

shook one's head
shook out
shoot-down (current term)
shoot 'em up
shoot 'em ups
shoot a line
shoot down
shoot first and ask questions later
shoot for
shoot for the stars
shoot from the hip
shoot me

Literary usage of Shoot-down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"... England and the thought was suggested to him that he might be arrested in England: he then said he would shoot down the first officer that arrested him. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"His evidence is that if he had been allowed to shoot down the loose coal and to have put the track up, he would have escaped injury. ..."

3. Tent Life in Tigerland: With which is Incorporated Sport and Work on the by James Inglis (1892)
"... to shoot at moving jungle—Never shoot down the line—Motions of different animals in the grass. ..."

4. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"I. a. to shoot down, bring down by shoot ing, to destroy or level with the ground (by cannon shots); ... shoot down, descend rapidly; — fd)tug, (ifr., pi. ..."

5. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1907)
"In the wide stopes 4 men handling 2 air drills shoot down 50 tons per ... One air drill and 2 men in an 8-foot stope shoot down about 10 tons per shift. ..."

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