shoot it out

shoot it out
informal
to fight with someone using guns

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • shoot it out — To settle (a dispute, competition, etc) conclusively by shooting (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑shoot * * * shoot it out informal phrase to fight with someone using guns Thesaurus: to use a gunhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot it out — shoot at each other, shoot until one is killed    The thief decided to shoot it out with the police …   English idioms

  • shoot it out (with somebody) — ˌshoot it ˈout (with sb) idiom (informal) to fight against sb with guns, especially until one side is killed or defeated • The gang decided to shoot it out with the police. related noun ↑shoot out Main entry: ↑shoot …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot — shoot1 W2S2 [ʃu:t] v past tense and past participle shot [ʃɔt US ʃa:t] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(kill/injure)¦ 2¦(fire a gun etc)¦ 3¦(birds/animals)¦ 4¦(move quickly)¦ 5¦(try to score)¦ 6¦(look at somebody)¦ 7¦(photograph/film)¦ 8¦(pain)¦ 9 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoot — shoot1 [ ʃut ] (past tense and past participle shot [ ʃat ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 fire gun ▸ 2 in sports ▸ 3 move suddenly & quickly ▸ 4 take photographs etc. ▸ 5 put drug in body ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to fire a gun: We were… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shoot — I UK [ʃuːt] / US [ʃut] verb Word forms shoot : present tense I/you/we/they shoot he/she/it shoots present participle shooting past tense shot UK [ʃɒt] / US [ʃɑt] past participle shot *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to fire a gun We were ordered… …   English dictionary

  • shoot — v., n., & int. v. (past and past part. shot) 1 tr. a cause (a gun, bow, etc.) to fire. b discharge (a bullet, arrow, etc.) from a gun, bow, etc. c kill or wound (a person, animal, etc.) with a bullet, arrow, etc. from a gun, bow, etc. 2 intr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot out — transitive verb : to settle by shooting to talk things out, no matter how inconclusively, rather than to shoot them out A.H.Vandenberg †1951 often used with it tried to shoot it out with the cops Mickey Spillane …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot out — {v.} 1. To fight with guns until one person or side is wounded or killed; settle a fight by shooting. Used with it . * /The cornered bank robbers decided to shoot it out with the police./ * /The moment she opened the door, the cat shot out and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot out — {v.} 1. To fight with guns until one person or side is wounded or killed; settle a fight by shooting. Used with it . * /The cornered bank robbers decided to shoot it out with the police./ * /The moment she opened the door, the cat shot out and… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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