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mow down

1. To trim something, usually grass or other such growth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Our yard is looking so unkempt because I haven't had time to mow down the grass in weeks.
2. To knock someone or something down with great force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their biggest defenseman mowed down our star center
3. To harm or incapacitate a large group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." A weapon like that could mow down thousands of enemy soldiers.
4. To overpower someone or something or render them ineffective. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mow" and "down." Their potent offense totally mowed down our defense.
See also: down, mow

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

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.
See also: down, mow

mow down

v.
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.
See also: down, mow

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

verb
See also: lawn, mow
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That same commercial landscaping company said they're in the process of trying to replace all riding zero-turns with stand-on models, though I'm betting an important consideration for a commercial mowing operation is the ability to fit more machines on the trailer--not necessarily a top consideration for the residential user.
According to the results by Chambers and Samways (1998), species richness and abundance of orthopterans increases from single mowing per year towards mowing three times per year.
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It advertised a European style scythe outfit for mowing grass.
The second mowing has a layer of compost applied to it before tilling, about mid-September.
In "Path," an observation of a teenage boy mowing the lawn turns into a reflection on youth, beauty, desire, the inevitability of time: "He does not know/ that before my lungs failed-before/ the tin sting of radiation, and the small/ eye of tissue formed in may throat/ a tornado of dark cells filling it--I was beautiful .
If you stop and think about what you are doing, you can get the work done effectively and safely and get the most out of mowing equipment.
is mowing, and poor mowing techniques can ruin a lawn.
A lab experiment alone can't resolve whether mowing lawns gives off enough VOCs to increase air pollution noticeably, says de Gouw.
When you consider the potential for pollution from power lawn mowers, it makes sense that mowing can be bad for air quality.