shoot out

shoot out
transitive verb
: to settle by shooting

to talk things out, no matter how inconclusively, rather than to shoot them out — A.H.Vandenberg †1951

— often used with it

tried to shoot it out with the cops — Mickey Spillane

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shoot-out — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shoot out : singular shoot out plural shoot outs 1) a fight using guns 2) a penalty shoot out …   English dictionary

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  • shoot-out — noun Date: 1948 1. a battle fought with handguns or rifles 2. something resembling a shoot out; broadly showdown 3. a shooting competition in overtime that is used to determine the winner of a game (as in soccer or hockey) tied at the end of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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