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Gunfire and shooting

cover

noun

protection from attack, especially from someone with a gun

crossfire

noun

bullets coming from two directions, fired by two people or armies who are shooting at each other

discharge

noun

the act of firing a weapon

drive-by

adjective

used for describing a situation in which someone is shot from a moving car

drive-by

noun

the act of shooting someone from a moving car

exchange

noun

a situation in which someone shoots at another person and the other person shoots back

fire

noun

shots from a gun

fire fight

noun

a fight in which guns are used, involving soldiers or the police

friendly fire

noun

shots fired at you accidentally by soldiers from your own army

fusillade

noun

a series of shots fired from several guns at the same time

gun control

noun

laws that prevent people from keeping and using guns

gunfight

noun

a fight between people using guns

gunfire

noun

shots from guns

gunfire

noun

the sound made by guns being shot

gunshot

noun

the sound that is made when someone fires a gun

marksmanship

noun

the ability to shoot skilfully

misfire

noun

an occasion when a gun or an engine does not work in the right way

the NRA

the National Rifle Association: an organization in the US that supports owning guns

point-blank

adverb

with the gun held very close to the person who is shot

range

noun

an open area of land where people can practise firing guns

recoil

noun

the sudden backwards movement of a gun when it is fired

report

noun

a sudden loud noise caused by a gun or an explosion

rifle range

noun

a place where people practise shooting with a rifle

Russian roulette

noun

a game in which people shoot themselves with a gun that can hold six bullets but has only one in it, so that they do not know if they will be killed

salvo

noun

an act of firing a number of guns or other weapons at the same time

shooting

noun

an occasion when someone is attacked by a person with a gun

shooting gallery

noun

a place where you can practise shooting objects with a gun

shooting match

noun

a fight or competition using guns

shoot-out

noun

a fight using guns

shot

noun

an act of firing a gun

shot

noun

a sound of a gun being fired

shot

noun

used for referring to someone who regularly shoots, especially relating to how well or how badly they do it

volley

noun

a lot of shots from guns at the same time

come under fire

to be attacked with guns

in the line of fire

in a position where you will be hurt if someone shoots a gun

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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