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if guns blaze or blaze away, they continue firing for a long time
to explode, or to be fired
if a gun misfires, the bullet does not come out
if guns fall silent, they stop firing
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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