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gun

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gun

  1. to strike with a missile from a gun traded stories of the Wild West, when outlaws gunned men down in broad daylight and in cold blood Synonyms drill, shoot, plug, popRelated Words blow away, bring down, drop, pick off, shoot down; blaze, pepper, potshot, snipe (at); blast (at), fire (at); pistol, shotgun; machine-gun, tommy-gun; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, ice [slang], kill, slay; annihilate, blot out, butcher, decimate, massacre, slaughter, wipe out


gun

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gun

  1. 1 a portable weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder while her father preferred hunting with a crossbow, she preferred a gun Synonyms arm, firearm, heat [slang], piece, small arm Related Words derringer, forty-five (or .45), gat [slang], handgun, pistol, revolver, rod [slang], roscoe [slang], sidearm, six-gun, six-shooter, zip gun; self-loader, semiautomatic; blunderbuss, breechloader, culverin, fieldpiece, firelock, flintlock, harquebus (or arquebus), matchlock, musket, rifle, shotgun, smoothbore, twenty-two (or .22); AK-47, assault rifle, assault weapon, automatic, carbine, machine gun, machine pistol, repeater, submachine gun, tommy gun; speargun

  2. 2 guns pl  large firearms (as cannon or rockets) the field commander called for the big guns to be deployed for the full-scale assault Synonyms guns, ordnanceRelated Words ammunition, armament, arms, munitions, weaponry, weapons



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