mow someone down


mow someone down
kill someone with a fusillade of bullets or other missiles.
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  • mow someone down — kill someone with a fusillade of bullets or other missiles ■ recklessly knock someone down with a car or other vehicle …   Useful english dictionary

  • mow someone/something down — KILL, gun down, shoot down, cut down, cut to pieces, butcher, slaughter, massacre, annihilate, wipe out; informal blow away. → mow …   Useful english dictionary

  • mow down — verb kill a large number of people indiscriminately The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda • Syn: ↑massacre, ↑slaughter • Derivationally related forms: ↑slaughter (for: ↑slaughter), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mow — mow1 verb (past participle mowed or mown) 1》 cut down or trim (grass or a cereal crop) with a machine or scythe. 2》 (mow someone down) kill someone with a fusillade of bullets or other missiles.     ↘recklessly knock someone down with a car.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • mow down someone — mow down (someone/something) to violently cause someone or something to fall. The car skidded along the side of the road and mowed down several mailboxes before coming to a stop. A young woman was mowed down in a public market by narcotics… …   New idioms dictionary

  • mow down something — mow down (someone/something) to violently cause someone or something to fall. The car skidded along the side of the road and mowed down several mailboxes before coming to a stop. A young woman was mowed down in a public market by narcotics… …   New idioms dictionary

  • mow down — (someone/something) to violently cause someone or something to fall. The car skidded along the side of the road and mowed down several mailboxes before coming to a stop. A young woman was mowed down in a public market by narcotics traffickers.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • mow — [məu US mou] v past tense mowed past participle mown [məun US moun] [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: mawan] 1.) to cut grass using a machine ▪ It s time to mow the lawn again. 2.) new mown hay/grass etc recently cut grass etc mow down …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mow down — PHRASAL VERB If someone is mown down, they are killed violently by a vehicle or gunfire. [be V ed P] She was mown down on a pedestrian crossing... [V P n (not pron)] Gunmen mowed down 10 people in one attack. [Also V n P] …   English dictionary

  • cut down — verb 1. cut down on; make a reduction in (Freq. 8) reduce your daily fat intake The employer wants to cut back health benefits • Syn: ↑reduce, ↑cut back, ↑trim, ↑trim down, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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