To “shut down”/”Shoot down” an idea = to reject an idea
Future tense: shut
Present tense: shutting
Past tense: shut
Future tense: shoot
Present tense: shooting
Past tense: shot
- He will probably shut down the idea.
- He keeps shutting down her ideas.
- He shot down all of Mike’s ideas.
- Let’s not shoot down the idea before we hear it.
- Don’t be upset, he shoots down everyone’s ideas.