shoot it out


: 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.

Examples of shoot it out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the book, Raymond Cruz is itching for an excuse to shoot it out with Mansell, and Raylan was like that a lot on the old show. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 18 July 2023 The real difference-maker, though, is a set of two turbines located behind the bubble cockpit that suck the air from beneath the car and shoot it out the rear. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 28 June 2022 The Chinese spy balloon might be down, but the diplomatic temperature continued to rise Sunday as officials in Beijing blasted the U.S. decision to shoot it out of the sky. Leila Sackur, NBC News, 5 Feb. 2023 Those reasons are the pair of turbines located behind the EV’s cockpit that suck air from beneath the car and shoot it out the rear. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2022 The fastest nine drivers on Saturday shoot it out for the pole. Mark Heim |, al, 22 May 2021 Old West drifters Jake, Emmett, Mal and Paden shoot it out with a crooked sheriff and clan. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 See More

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“Shoot it out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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