from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fire at or kill with a machine gun.
- adj. Fast and staccato: a machine-gun style of speaking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fire a machine gun
- v. To kill people with a machine gun
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He also had that electrifying speaking style: the machine-gun delivery, the big crescendos, applause lines every few minutes.
The old Humphrey, the machine-gun orator, was back.
Sandbagged machine-gun placements crowd the outside stairs.
For days and weeks—each morning after getting up and each night before brushing my teeth—I stood in front of the bathroom mirror with this pencil under my tongue sounding like a kid killing the machine-gun sound effects.
'Soldiers' charged into the street and sprayed 'machine-gun fire' into the air, blasting a robot monster that will later be CGI'ed into existence.
An accomplice raked the museum steps with machine-gun fire to hold off guards, and the men sped away.
Yet, in our morning conversations, we both acknowledge that my talent with a Beretta pistol or his with a blue-black machine-gun pistol are not real.
"We think they are going to try to take the town square," said the resident, speaking by phone with the sound of machine-gun fire echoing in the background.
Pro-Gaddafi forces launched a renewed assault Friday on the opposition-controlled western city of Zawiya, where a resident said the city had come under attack with shells and machine-gun fire at 11 a.m. local time.
We were running up staircases with machine guns and like five machine-gun guys following us.