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shoot out

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to fight to the finish by shooting (esp in the phrase shoot it out)
noun
2.
a conclusive gunfight
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  • It is much indented, and several rocky points seemed to shoot out from it, with coves and inlets of unequal extent.

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

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • While he was doing his housework he stopped now and again to shoot out an arm or a leg, or to bend himself from the waist.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • I felt the blow fall, and with it my strength seemed to shoot out of me.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Then, as soon as it is dark, we will shoot out under full steam, into the Gulf.

    Gordon Craig Randall Parrish
  • 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
  • From a dozen places—one close at hand—a long, level stream of light seemed to shoot out towards the clouds.

    The Kingdom of the Blind E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • It had appeared to shoot out from the side of the dark bulk that lay just before her.

    The Purple Flame Roy J. Snell
  • When a god wishes to ride, any chip or pebble will bud and shoot out winged feet, and serve him for a horse.

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