shoot on sight

Definition of shoot on sight

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

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: such as

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

    :  offshoot

  1. : used to express annoyance or surprise

sightplay
  1. :  something that is seen :  spectacle

    :  something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

    :  a great number or quantity

  1. :  to get or catch sight of

    :  to look at through or as if through a sight

    :  to test for straightness

  1. :  based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

    :  payable on presentation


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