gun down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] mainly journalism
present tense
I/you/we/theygun down
he/she/itguns down
present participlegunning down
past tensegunned down
past participlegunned down
  1. to shoot someone and kill them or injure them badly, especially someone who is not guilty of anything, or who is not carrying a gun

    He was gunned down in his own doorway.

See also main entry: gun