gun down

injure or kill with a gunshot, shoot down

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • gun down — (someone) to shoot someone. He was the second major rap star to have been gunned down in the last six months …   New idioms dictionary

  • gun down — verb strike down or shoot down (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑shoot, ↑hit, ↑pip • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody * * * ˌgun ˈdown …   Useful english dictionary

  • gun down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms gun down : present tense I/you/we/they gun down he/she/it guns down present participle gunning down past tense gunned down past participle gunned down mainly journalism to shoot someone and kill them or injure …   English dictionary

  • gun down — Synonyms and related words: blast, blot out, blow to pieces, blow up, brain, bring down, bump off, burn to death, croak, cut down, cut to pieces, deal a deathblow, disintegrate, do in, drop, erase, fell, fix, frag, get, give the business, give… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gun down — PHRASAL VERB: usu passive If someone is gunned down, they are shot and severely injured or killed. [be V ed P] He had been gunned down and killed at point blank range …   English dictionary

  • gun down — verb To kill by means of a firearm, especially deliberately and in a brutal manner. When Manzanas arrived home from work, the assailant gunned him down from ambush with a volley of pistol shots and escaped across the nearby border to France …   Wiktionary

  • gun down — shoot, kill with guns    He was gunned down as he left his apartment shot in the back …   English idioms

  • gun down someone — gun down (someone) to shoot someone. He was the second major rap star to have been gunned down in the last six months …   New idioms dictionary

  • gun — ► NOUN 1) a weapon incorporating a metal tube from which bullets or shells are propelled by explosive force. 2) a device for discharging something (e.g. grease) in a required direction. 3) N. Amer. a gunman: a hired gun. ► VERB (gunned, gunning)… …   English terms dictionary

  • gun — gun1 W2S2 [gʌn] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Gunnilda, a woman s name, from Old Norse Gunnhildr] 1.) a metal weapon which shoots bullets or ↑shells have/hold/carry a gun ▪ I could see he was carrying a gun. ▪ I ve never fired a gun in …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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