gun down

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Verb1.gun down - strike down or shoot down
shoot, pip, hit - hit with a missile from a weapon
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Come away, and take your horse, that we may shoot the creature." He heard me, and cried out, "No shoot, no shoot; stand still, and you get much laugh:" and as the nimble creature ran two feet for the bear's one, he turned on a sudden on one side of us, and seeing a great oak-tree fit for his purpose, he beckoned to us to follow; and doubling his pace, he got nimbly up the tree, laying his gun down upon the ground, at about five or six yards from the bottom of the tree.
They gun down him when he put resistance to their bid to snatch his bicycle.
By ATTOCK KHURD, November 19, 2010 (Frontier Star): Unidentified person gun down special branch officer Rawalpindi Ghulam Habib here on Friday.