shoot-'em-up

noun \ ˈshüt-əm-ˌəp \

Definition of shoot-'em-up

: a movie, television show, or computer game with much shooting and bloodshed

First Known Use of shoot-'em-up

1947

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SHOOT-'EM-UP Defined for English Language Learners

shoot-'em-up

Definition of shoot-'em-up for English Language Learners

  • : a movie, television show, or video game that has a lot of killing with guns, bombs, etc.


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