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shoot-down

Syllabification: shoot-down

Definition of shoot-down in English:

noun

North American
An act or instance of bringing down an aircraft by shooting at it.
Example sentences
  • Officials say a second Tamil jet was shot down.
  • Hutu extremists accused Tutsi rebels of shooting down the plane.
  • Nearly a decade later, he was shot down and taken prisoner in Vietnam.

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