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To cause to fall by shooting.
(idiomatic) To criticize a (request) to the point of preclusion.
The mob strung their bows, and were about to shoot down the king and his suite.
Ground forces are often shooting rifles, flak cannons, and missiles into the air, trying to shoot down fighters.
Defense Minister Alain Richard said that France was prepared to use warplanes to shoot down hijacked planes.
Rumors have been dogging the couple for years that their relationship was on the rocks, but both parties continued to shoot down any rumor that mentioned the two possibly splitting.
By using a bow and arrow, try to shoot down birds as they fly across your screen.
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