gun down

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gun down

1. To shoot something with bullets so that it falls to the ground. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gun" and "down." Gun down that helicopter before the suspect escapes!
2. 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!
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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Any terrorist in his right mind these days is not going to use the shoe method, nor is he going to use the metal knee method, so security folk, get with it please, be human first, then gun us down.
Teams will be going out to gun us down and prove a point.
Williams added: "We've been made favourites and teams will be going out to gun us down and prove a point.
But Cadden warned: "While we're top of the pile, everybody will be wanting to gun us down.
If we were protected, they would not have dared to gun us down like animals," she told the Associated Press.
The fact Steve is an ex-Ross County player means he would love to gun us down.