gun for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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
See also main entry: gun