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gun for

Definition of gun for

  1. 1 :  to try to get or achieve (something) in a very determined way <The team is gunning for its third straight championship this year.> <That guy is gunning for my job.>

  2. 2 :  to try to hurt or defeat (someone) <Her political enemies will be gunning for her if she runs for reelection.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a piece of ordnance usually with high muzzle velocity and comparatively flat trajectory

    :  a portable firearm (as a rifle or handgun)

    :  a device that throws a projectile

  1. :  to fire on

    :  shoot

    :  to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed


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