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gun for

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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theygun for
he/she/itguns for
present participlegunning for
past tensegunned for
past participlegunned for
  1. 1
    be/go gunning for someone to try to hurt someone or damage their reputation
  2. 2
    be gunning for something to try to get something, for example a job or prize

This is the British English definition of gun for. View American English definition of gun for

 
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