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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gunfight, gunplay, shootoutnoun

    a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten


  1. shootoutnoun

    A decisive battle, especially a gunfight.

    Etymology: From shoot + out.

  2. shootoutnoun

    penalty shootout

    Etymology: From shoot + out.

  3. shootoutnoun

    a series of penalty shots during which a tied game is resolved.

    Etymology: From shoot + out.


  1. Shootout

    A shootout is a gun battle between armed groups. A shootout often, but not necessarily, pits law enforcement against criminal elements; it could also involve two groups outside of law enforcement, such as rival gangs. A shootout in a military context would usually be considered a battle or firefight, rather than a shootout. Shootouts are often portrayed in action films and western films.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shootout in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shootout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of shootout in a Sentence

  1. Mauricio Lopez:

    This may be an attack by the Mara Salvatrucha, because if it had been a rescue, there would have been a shootout with the guards.

  2. Chief Smith:

    As the events transpired, Marlin Mack engaged in a shootout with our officers and I believe it was the fourth shootout in the span of a couple of hours, in which Marlin Mack was then shot and killed.

  3. Robert Lewis Dear:

    They (FBI agents) slither off like snakes and they get the local cops to do their dirty work, so that’s why the shootout was there.

  4. Adriano Enong:

    There was a shootout between undercover police officers and drug peddlers when the men sensed they had sold 500 pesos ($10.80) worth of drugs to policemen.

  5. Brett Tobey:

    The government was not happy with us not bidding that contract because they had felt that...they had bent over backwards to lean the fill to our advantage. We saw it as a cost shootout between us and SpaceX.

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    • A. interrogate
    • B. blur
    • C. observe
    • D. carry

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