- a motion-picture or television program that emphasizes gunplay, action, and often violence.
Origin of shoot-'em-up
First recorded in 1945–50
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- a type of computer game, the object of which is to shoot as many enemies, targets, etc, as possible
- a fast-moving film involving many gunfights, battles, etc