shoot on sight

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of shoot on sight

:to immediately shoot (someone) one sees
  • The guards were ordered to shoot on sight anyone who tried to escape.

Word by Word Definitions

sight play
  1. : something that is seen : spectacle

  2. : a thing regarded as worth seeing

  3. : something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

  1. : to get or catch sight of

  2. : to look at through or as if through a sight

  3. : to aim by means of sights

  1. : based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

  2. : payable on presentation


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