gun down

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gun down

1. 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! We need to make a change before one more innocent person gets gunned down.
2. To shoot something with bullets so that it falls to the ground. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gun" and "down." Security forces gunned down a helicopter attempting to attack the airport.
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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QUETTA -- A local leader of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and his son were gunned down on Saturday evening, police said.
Summary: Gurez (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 30 (ANI): Two terrorists were gunned down by security forces on Tuesday in Kanzalwan village in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez sector.
Armed men gunned down the Bayawa siblings inside their house in Barangay Hibaiyo around 12:55 a.m.
Negros DepEd exec, principal shot dead !-- -- Gilbert Bayoran (The Philippine Star) - July 26, 2019 - 12:00am BACOLOD CITY , Philippines In another wave of killings in Negros Oriental, a school principal, an official of the Department of Education (DepEd) and a village chairman were gunned down in separate incidents in Guihulngan City and Siaton yesterday.
A man gunned down his father: in: law to avenge torture on him here on Saturday, police said.According to police, wife of Irfan, resident of Bhalwal city, was staying with her parents due to differences with husband.Irfan visited the house of in: laws to take his wife back to home but his in: laws instead of sending the woman with her husband brutally tortured him and threw him out of the house.
Karachi -- Unknown persons have gunned down a police Sub inspector in Karachi.
GUJRAT -- Armed men gunned down two teenagers over so-called honour in Gujrat on Wednesday, local media reported.
Five suspected robbers were gunned down in Kilifi and Mombasa on Sunday.
KARACHI: Robbers gunned down a teenage student of Grade VIII upon resistance during mobile snatching incident here on Tuesday.According to details, armed robbers riding a motorcycle tried to snatch a cell phone from 15-year-old Ahsan while he was playing games on a mobile phone outside his residence located in Korangi area ofKarachi.
THE Police Command in Enugu State says its anti-robbery operatives on Tuesday gunned down two armed robbery suspects while exchanging fire at Amalla on Obolloafor-Markurdi Road, in Udenu council area.
MARDAN -- A heartless woman gunned down a woman and her three-year-old son, living in neighborhood over suspicion of having illicit relations where her husband.
Initial reports indicated Batocabe, who is running for mayor of Daraga in the 2019 elections, was gunned down along with his security escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz after attending a gift-giving for senior and PWD citizens in Daraga town in Albay province.
On Saturday morning, former Kadingilan, Bukidnon Mayor Joelito "Jukens" Talaid was also gunned down by motorcycle-riding killers in Cagayan de Oro City.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Assassination of jihadist commanders in Idlib resumed again when another high ranking terrorist leader was gunned down in the Southern part of the province.
KARACHI -- An Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) police team gunned down three notorious car lifters during an alleged encounter near Northern Bypass of the city on Tuesday.