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mow someone or something down

to cut, knock, or shoot someone or something down. The speeding car almost mowed us down. The car mowed down the pedestrian.
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mow down somebody/something

also mow somebody/something down
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.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of mow down (to cut grasses or grains that fall over as they are cut)
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mow down

1. Destroy in great numbers, especially in battle, as in The machine gun mowed them down as they advanced. [Late 1500s]
2. Overwhelm, as in He mowed down the opposition with his arguments. This usage, like the first, alludes to mowing, the cutting of grass with a scythe or other implement.
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mow down

1. To trim back or cut down something that grows from the ground: Unfortunately, you didn't just cut the grass—you mowed down all the potato plants. We mowed the brush down with scythes.
2. To destroy or incapacitate someone or something as if by cutting or driving into the ground: The machine gunners mowed down hundreds of enemy troops within the first ten minutes of fighting. I tried to tackle the runner, but he just mowed me down. The gang drove by with machine guns and mowed the informant down in front of his house.
3. To overwhelm someone or something: The experienced debater mowed down the opposition with persuasive arguments.
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mow, blow, and go

n. the lawn service that quickly mows the grass, blows the pavements clean, and leaves. Now you see them and now you don’t. It’s mow, blow, and go time.
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mow the lawn

and mow one’s lawn
tv. to comb one’s hair. I’ll be with you as soon as I mow the lawn. Don’t you think you better mow your lawn?
See also: lawn, mow

mow one’s lawn

See also: lawn, mow
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If pop-ups are considered to be important for the reduction in aesthetics of a mowed area, it would be desirable to decrease both the forward tractor speed and mowing height.
We hypothesized that wintering bird abundances, species richness, and total avian conservation value would be less in mowed than in unmowed buffers.
We established two treatments in each buffer: (1) a section (experimental treatment) mowed in late summer or fall (Aug-Dec) to 10-15 cm in height, and (2) an unmowed section.
We used three bird community metrics to compare bird use of mowed and unmowed buffers: total abundance, species richness, and total avian conservation value (TACV).
Because metropolitan areas have many sources of pollution, the compounds from mowed lawns may contribute relatively little to the noxious stew.
All sites will be mowed 30 times, except for the Riverfront Park which will be mowed 15 times.
But it's only a matter of time before scientists develop grass that only needs to be mowed once or twice a year, he said.
1 All turf areas will be mowed two times per month, March through September; and one time per month, October through February.
The grassy seating area is mowed twice a week and kept to 2 inches high.
Although he said he was offered $50 not to cut his grass, Amerian said he refused the money and mowed anyway.
There was a time in this country - sometime during the Eisenhower administration, as I recall - when real men mowed their own lawns, raked their own leaves and did their own edging on the weekends - or made their teen-age sons do it to earn an allowance.
A man who had a running feud with his neighbors over yardwork put down his Bible and picked up his gun, fatally shooting a woman as she swept her sidewalk and injuring her husband as he mowed, police said.
Darryl Jett was shot in the chest as he mowed his lawn about 9 a.
A janitor at Arcade Baptist Church, Temple mowed lawns on the side.