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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shotgun.

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Examples

  • Often a defendant is 'shotgunned' with multiple charges in many jurisdictions with the expectation (or hope) that they will plead guilty to at least one, - and the rest nolle prossed (or dropped) and the DA or States 'Attorney will be spared from going to trial.

    City

  • I would recommend breaking into a new chapter right after she gets shotgunned.

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  • In the process, you are almost skewered with a wooden stake by a mob with blazing torches, tried for murder, nearly crunched by a seven-foot undead guy, almost shotgunned into undead pieces, come inches from having your tail cut off and seconds from being fried by the sun, and kidnapped twice.

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  • My mother was away for long stints at the Northville State Psychiatric Hospital, my dad, a chemical engineer at Chrysler, was paralyzed in a shallow-water diving accident, and my best friend from junior high was later shotgunned to death by a biker gang in an L.A. drug deal gone bad.

    Susan Schindehette: 8 Mile, Revisited

  • The men who were supposed to be slaughtered in their sleep were now dropping Indians on the field like shotgunned mallards.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • He got halfway and dropped like a shotgunned mallard onto the mat.

    Babylon Nights

  • It was a rough-and-tumble business, and a Bronfman brother-in-law managing several of the warehouses was shotgunned to death by bootleggers in 1922.

    Fortune’s Fool

  • Then Jose Menendez, the president of my label, RCA, and a man I have come to know and like, is shotgunned to death, along with his wife Kitty, by their own two sons.

    Late, Late at Night

  • Just as the American western had its Gunfight at the OK Corral, so the British crime flick has the Rettendon Range Rover murders of December 1995, in which a trio of drug dealers were shotgunned to death on the back roads of Essex.

    Bonded by Blood

  • Fictions that excel in the quest to glimpse truth in an entertaining fashion are shotgunned through our culture.

    James Grady: Making It Up

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