An interjection rapidly uttered by unprepared students, often the day of or prior to a large test or assignment.
Teacher: Are we all prepared for today's test?
Teacher: And why not?
1) The past tense of having been rejected
, often publicly, severely, and in a confidence-destroying way.
2) The past tense of firing upon an aircraft for the purpose of destroying it.
1) I went to ask Danielle out, but I got shot down. Now, all of her friends laugh at me and I can't show my face anymore.
2) A fighter jet was shot down over Libya by a missile and was completely destroyed.
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