howl down


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howl someone down

 and hoot someone down
Fig. to yell at or boo someone's performance; to force someone to stop talking by yelling or booing. The audience howled the inept magician down. They howled down the musician.
See also: down, howl
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Hurtle hellbent and howl down California's Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze Downhill at speeds of 60+ miles per hour.
The pundits will always howl down those who say, quite correctly, that fluorine is a poison, relying on research about safety levels and all the rest of the clever science with which they hope to blind us.
Doubtless the judges and Labour's coalition partners in the Lib Dems will howl down the proposal but they shouldn't be allowed to.