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blaze

verb

if guns blaze or blaze away, they continue firing for a long time

go off

to explode, or to be fired

misfire

verb

if a gun misfires, the bullet does not come out

fall silent

if guns fall silent, they stop firing

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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