since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Phrasal Verbs

mow down

This page is about the phrasal verb mow down

Meaning: to kill a number of people, usually by shooting them or driving a vehicle into them

For example:

  • mow down sb A bus driver lost control of his vehicle and mowed down seven people who were waiting at a bus stop.

  • mow sb down When the demonstrators refused to stop coming towards them, the troops opened fire and mowed them down.

Quick Quiz:

As the gangsters ran from the restaurant, they were mowed down by

a. a team of gardeners

b. a hail of bullets

c. a clap of thunder

Phrasal verbs grammar

1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context ebook

Phrasal Verb of the Day

This entry is in the following categories:

Contributor: Matt Errey