shoot-'em-up

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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, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoot-'em-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoot-%27em-up. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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shoot-'em-up

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English Language Learners Definition of shoot-'em-up

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

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