shout down

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A loud cry.
tr. & intr.v. shout·ed, shout·ing, shouts
To say with or utter a shout. See Synonyms at yell.
Phrasal Verb:
shout down
To overwhelm or silence by shouting loudly.

[Middle English shoute, perhaps from Old Norse skūta, a taunt; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.]

shout′er n.

shout down

(tr, adverb) to drown, overwhelm, or silence by shouting or talking loudly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shout down - silence or overwhelm by shouting
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"

w>shout down

vt sep personniederbrüllen; playausbuhen
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Americans deserve better, and in this city today there are people who want to do better, and so I say to all of you here, let us resolve to reform our politics, so that power and privilege no longer shout down the voice of the people.
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