shoot down

shoot down(
shut
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to shoot in the air)
a. derribar
The battleship shot down one of the bombers.El acorazado derribó uno de los bombarderos.
2. (to kill)
a. matar a tiros
The gangsters shot him down before he could escape.Los pandilleros lo mataron a tiros antes de que pudiera escapar.
b. balear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Those people were protesting peacefully, and the police came and shot them down.Esas personas estaban manifestando de forma pacífica y la policía vinieron y los balearon.
c. abatir
The soldiers shot the rebels down in the street.Los soldados abatieron a los rebeldes en la calle.
d. balacear
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Three gangsters shot him down when he was having lunch at a restaurant.Tres gángster lo balacearon cuando estaba almorzando en un restaurante.
3. (to reject the advances of)
a. mandar a volar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Why do you keep asking Elena out if she always shoots you down?¿Por qué sigues invitando a salir a Elena si siempre te manda a volar?
b. dar calabazas a (romantically)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I asked Abby out, but she shot me down.Invité a Abby a salir, pero me dio calabazas.
c. batear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Victor tried to pick up the girl sitting at the end of the bar, but she shot him down.Víctor trató de ligar con la chica sentada al final de la barra, pero ella lo bateó.
d. pichar
4. (to reject)
a. rechazar
You shot down my proposal before I could even finish explaining it.Rechazaste mi propuesta antes que pudiera terminar de explicártela.
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shoot down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (person)
a. abatir (a tiros)
2. (plane)
a. derribar
shoot down
transitive verb
[+aeroplane] derribar; [+person] matar a tiros; balear; (LAm) [+argument] echar por tierra
the senior citizen lobby shot down a proposal to freeze cost of living adjustments the idea of freezing Social Security benefits was shot down as politically unfeasible he does not constantly shoot down alternative views - he gives people a hearing she was able to shoot the rumour down in flames with ample documentary evidence every time I tried to get my point of view over I was shot down his plane was shot down over North Vietnam they shot him down in cold blood to shoot sb down in flames if you shoot s.o. down in flames, you violently refute what they say or do
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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