gun down

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gun down

1. To shoot and kill someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gun" and "down." You just gunned down an innocent man, and you're going to pay! We need to make a change before one more innocent person gets gunned down.
2. To shoot something with bullets so that it falls to the ground. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gun" and "down." Security forces gunned down a helicopter attempting to attack the airport.
See also: down, gun

gun someone (or an animal) down

Lit. to shoot someone or an animal. Max tried to gun a policeman down. The cop tried to gun down the rabid dog.
See also: down, gun

gun down

v.
1. To cause something to collapse or fall by striking it with bullets, missiles, or some other projectile; shoot down something: The marines gunned down the attacking airplanes. The soldiers gunned the enemy down.
2. To kill or incapacitate someone by shooting: They stormed into the hideout and gunned down all the soldiers there. The assassin tracked down the politicians and gunned them down.
See also: down, gun
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KARACHI -- At least five gangsters were gunned down in alleged encounter followed by the attack on Rangers personnel leaving one dead wounded three others in Zikri Para Lyari.
QUETTA: A Traffic Sergeant was gunned down by unknown armed men inQandahari Bazaar area of the provincial capital Quetta, late on Tuesday night.
Four suspects were gunned down at Kibunja trading centre.
In the first incident, four assailants riding on two motorbikes gunned down trustee of an imambargah in Mohalla Shaheen in the city, police said.
KARACHI -- Two alleged robbers were gunned down while a policeman was wounded in an encounter in Orangi Town on Wednesday evening, police said.
QUETTA: Former SHO Fazlur Rehman Kakar was gunned down on Pakistan's Quetta's Masjid Road on Sunday.
QUETTA -- Former SHO Fazlur Rehman Kakar was gunned down on Quetta's Masjid Road on Sunday.
SARGODHA/LAHORE:Armed men gunned down one person over old enmity and escaped the scene on Saturday.
22 (ANI): Four terrorists were gunned down by security forces in separate search operations conducted in the Sibbi and Turbat areas of Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday.
Lakki Marwat -- Two persons have been gunned down in Lakki Marwat and Tajori Police Station jurisdiction.
SARGODHA -- Two persons including a woman were gunned down in separate incidents in Bhagtanwala and Jauhrabad police limits.
Two people have been gunned down in Sistan va Baluchestan province this month in what appears to be a renewal of drive-by killings by Baluchi rebels.
Police gunned down another suspected drug pusher in Antique on Tuesday afternoon, the second in the province in the first three days of the new year.
PESHAWAR -- Family members of Sardar Sooran Singh who was gunned down in April staged a protest in Peshawar that the promises made by the provincial government to the victim's kin be fulfilled.
The youngster was gunned down after several people called police to say he was waving the weapon around and pointing it at them.