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Cause someone or something to fall over by shooting them:‘too bad he couldn't bring the bear down with a clean shot’
- ‘He fought his excitement, trying to line up a shot that would bring the bear down.’
- ‘The cow dodged and ran within ten or fifteen yards of them when both men fired and brought her down.’
- ‘The shot that had brought him down had lodged in his thigh.’
- ‘This one of the sort had a long bolt-it was for bringing a grisly bear down.’
- ‘The shot which brought him down was fired by the owner of the pigeons.’
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