squeeze off

verb

Definition of squeeze off

transitive verb
: to fire (a round) by squeezing the trigger
intransitive verb
: to fire a weapon by squeezing the trigger

Examples of squeeze off in a Sentence

  1. the hunter waited for the deer to start feeding, then squeezed off several rounds

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First Known Use of squeeze off

circa 1949

squeeze off Synonyms

Synonyms
blast, discharge, fire, loose, shoot
Related Words
launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss


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