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shoot it out

Definition of shoot it out

  1. :  to shoot guns at someone during a fight until one side is killed or defeated <The two gangs shot it out in the street.> —often + with <The escaped convict shot it out with the police.>



Word by Word Definitions

shootplay
  1. :  to eject or impel or cause to be ejected or impelled by a sudden release of tension (as of a bowstring or slingshot or by a flick of a finger)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by an explosion (as of a powder charge in a firearm or of ignited fuel in a rocket)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by a sudden release of gas or air

  1. : :  a sending out of new growth or the growth sent out: as

    :  a stem or branch with its leaves and appendages especially when not yet mature

    :  offshoot

  1. : used to express annoyance or surprise

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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