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shoot out

verb (transitive, adverb)
to fight to the finish by shooting (esp in the phrase shoot it out)
a conclusive gunfight
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  • I felt the blow fall, and with it my strength seemed to shoot out of me.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • It's pretty hard not to shoot out there where men go on the rampage so often.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • All you got to do is to take the stock off your gun and shoot out of both ends of the barrel.

    The Ranger Edward S. Ellis
  • These outbuildings are two storeys high, with loop-holes to shoot out of.

  • It had appeared to shoot out from the side of the dark bulk that lay just before her.

    The Purple Flame Roy J. Snell
  • She had no sooner gone, than Bang began to shoot out his horns a bit.

    Tom Cringle's Log Michael Scott
  • They shoot out turrets of rock that blaze like flames in the day.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • As soon as the pods feel the warmth of the room they burst and shoot out the seeds.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • Im goin to send you one of the torpetoes they shoot out of the guns.

    "That's me all over, Mable"

    Edward Streeter

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