shoot to kill

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Definition of shoot to kill

: to shoot a gun with the purpose of killing someone

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“Shoot to kill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoot%20to%20kill. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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