Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of shooting with guns; especially, the sport or pursuit of shooting game.
  • noun Synonyms Gunning, Hunting, Shooting. In the United States these terms are loosely used as interchangeable; more strictly, gunning and shooting are confined to the pursuit of feathered and small game, and hunting to the pursuit of larger game. In England hunting means chasing foxes or stags with horse and hounds, or hares with beagles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or practice of hunting or shooting game with a gun.

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  • verb Present participle of gun.

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Examples

  • The idea of punt gunning is to sneak up on rafted ducks and geese in a low profile boat and shoot the flock on the water at about 40 yards with a lot of shot from a very big gun.

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  • "When I grow up," I said after a minute, "I'm goin 'gunning for them."

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  • Bryant came out gunning from the start, scoring 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the first quarter.

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  • Running and gunning is how it's done on Barbour, Choccolocco, Blue Spring, Hollins, Lowndes, Scotch, and Black Warrior WMAs.

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  • "Machine-gunning" is how Jean-Marc refers to the way I take photos.

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  • Jason Hernandez, Apodaca and Norman Richardson combined for 31 of Hofstra's 33 first-half points as the Pride couldn't work the ball inside and remained content with gunning from the outside.

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  • "When I grow up," I said after a minute, "I'm goin 'gunning for them."

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  • The things this man had experienced astounded me: he had run in the Olympics and crossed paths with Hitler; lived through ferocious aerial combat and bombardment on the ground; endured a plane crash, forty-seven days on a tiny life raft, shark attacks, a typhoon and a machine gunning from a Japanese bomber; and, after his capture, joined a daring prisoner underground while enslaved in Japanese POW camps.

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