gun down

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to gun down (third-person singular simple present guns down, present participle gunning down, simple past and past participle gunned down)

  1. (transitive) To kill by means of a firearm, especially deliberately and in a brutal manner.
    • 1968, "Spain: The Basque Rebellion," Time, 6 Sep.:
      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.