shot down


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shot down

1. mod. demolished; destroyed. I felt shot down, even though I was sure of what I was getting into.
2. mod. rejected by a young woman. Tiffany is a cruel chick. I was shot down from day one.
See also: down, shot
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W shot down the stream with great rapidity, generally at th rate of ten knots an hour.
It was the hottest day we had seen yet--the sun-flames shot down like the shafts of fire that stream out before a blow-pipe--the rays seemed to fall in a steady deluge on the head and pass downward like rain from a roof.
The two sentries were shot down, and so was a corporal who came running to see what was the matter.
The innocent husbandman was shot down, while busy cultivating the soil for his family's supply.
I've seen a buck that was shot down and a dying, look that way on a feller with his eye, that it reely most made a feller feel wicked for killing on him; and human creatures is a more serious consideration yet, bein', as thy wife says, that the judgment comes to 'em after death.
Him through the spicie Forrest onward com ADAM discernd, as in the dore he sat Of his coole Bowre, while now the mounted Sun Shot down direct his fervid Raies, to warme Earths inmost womb, more warmth then ADAM need; And EVE within, due at her hour prepar'd For dinner savourie fruits, of taste to please True appetite, and not disrelish thirst Of nectarous draughts between, from milkie stream, Berrie or Grape: to whom thus ADAM call'd.
The men were shot down at sight, and there was no avoiding being sighted.
The body shot down with a plop, and Dan cautiously rose to his knees, whiter than the fog.
He gave one whoop, the car shot down, and I was on the drag.
A quarrelsome band of footsore sulky niggers trod on the heels of the donkeys; a lot of tents, camp-stools, tin boxes, white cases, brown bales would be shot down in the courtyard, and the air of mystery would deepen a little over the muddle of the station.
On November 24, a Turkish F-16 shot down a Su-24 bomber involved in Russia's counterterrorism operation in Syria.
A ROW over a Russian warplane shot down near the Syrian border has escalated, with Moscow planning economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president saying his military would do the same if faced with another air intrusion.
Russian president Vladimir Putin denounced the Turkish action as a "treacherous stab in the back," and insisted that the plane was shot down over the Syrian territory in violation of the international law.
According to a statement, Turkey did not know the identity of the SU-24 bomber when it was shot down and made intense efforts to rescue the two pilots.
A Modesto marksman shot down a drone over his neighbor's farm.