English version

mow somebody ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmow somebody ↔ down phrasal verb informal1 PMKILLto kill large numbers of people at the same time, especially by shooting them The soldiers were mown down by machine-gun fire.2 to kill someone by driving into them fast He was sentenced to two years in prison for mowing down a nine-year old girl. mow→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
mow downBut he did not mow her down.But if your men attack we shall mow them down.We have grown too good, kind and sensitive to mow them down with machine guns, starve them out of existence.
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Verb table
mow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymow
he, she, itmows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymowed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mowed
he, she, ithas mowed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mowed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mowed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mowing
he, she, itis mowing
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you, we, theyare mowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas mowing
you, we, theywere mowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mowing
he, she, ithas been mowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mowing
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