at close range

idiom

: from a short distance
The gun is made for shooting at close range.

Examples of at close range in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Messi and his close friend and former FC Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, making his MLS debut, combined to get the ball to Gomez at close range for his goal. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 22 Feb. 2024 El Camino Real dominated the first 40 minutes, earning seven corner kicks and narrowly missing several scoring chances at close range. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024 In May 2023, Andrii was in a trench in the Zaporizhzhia region, attempting to stand to reach for a drone, when a mortar exploded at close range. Natalie Keyssar, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 After a passenger in Ornelas’ car got out to join the fight, Isaac Gutierrez also got out of the vehicle with the firearm and fired one shot at close range, striking Ornelas in the head. John Molseed, Twin Cities, 5 Feb. 2024 On September 6, 1901, a gunman shot President William McKinley at close range at an event in Buffalo, New York. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Feb. 2024 Jordan approached Mizell, pointed his firearm at him and fired two shots at close range, according to officials. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 21 Jan. 2024 That many bullets fired at close range, in such a crowded space, with nobody else shot, suggested to police that Da’shown had been set up by someone angry or frightened enough to arrange an execution. Nicholas Dawidoff, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2023 Authorities said the teenager also had been shot at close range in the back of the head. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 See More

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“At close range.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20close%20range. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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