shout down


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shout someone or something down

to overwhelm someone or something by shouting. Mary was trying to speak, but Sally shouted her down. Ann brought up a very important suggestion, but Bob shouted it down. The lecturer had to shout down the entire audience to be heard.
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shout down

Overwhelm or silence by yelling or jeering, as in The audience went wild and shouted down the speaker. [c. 1920]
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shout down

v.
To overwhelm or silence someone by shouting loudly: The crowd shouted down the speaker. The protestors shouted the candidate down.
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