gun down

gun down
gun down (someone) to shoot someone.

He was the second major rap star to have been gunned down in the last six months.

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • gun down — verb strike down or shoot down (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑shoot, ↑hit, ↑pip • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody * * * ˌgun ˈdown …   Useful english dictionary

  • gun down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms gun down : present tense I/you/we/they gun down he/she/it guns down present participle gunning down past tense gunned down past participle gunned down mainly journalism to shoot someone and kill them or injure …   English dictionary

  • gun down — Synonyms and related words: blast, blot out, blow to pieces, blow up, brain, bring down, bump off, burn to death, croak, cut down, cut to pieces, deal a deathblow, disintegrate, do in, drop, erase, fell, fix, frag, get, give the business, give… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gun down — PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If someone is gunned down, they are shot and severely injured or killed. [be V ed P] He had been gunned down and killed at point blank range …   English dictionary

  • gun down — verb To kill by means of a firearm, especially deliberately and in a brutal manner. When Manzanas arrived home from work, the assailant gunned him down from ambush with a volley of pistol shots and escaped across the nearby border to France …   Wiktionary

  • gun down — injure or kill with a gunshot, shoot down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gun down — shoot, kill with guns    He was gunned down as he left his apartment shot in the back …   English idioms

  • gun down someone — gun down (someone) to shoot someone. He was the second major rap star to have been gunned down in the last six months …   New idioms dictionary

  • gun — ► NOUN 1) a weapon incorporating a metal tube from which bullets or shells are propelled by explosive force. 2) a device for discharging something (e.g. grease) in a required direction. 3) N. Amer. a gunman: a hired gun. ► VERB (gunned, gunning)… …   English terms dictionary

  • gun — gun1 W2S2 [gʌn] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Gunnilda, a woman s name, from Old Norse Gunnhildr] 1.) a metal weapon which shoots bullets or ↑shells have/hold/carry a gun ▪ I could see he was carrying a gun. ▪ I ve never fired a gun in …   Dictionary of contemporary English