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1A shot fired from a gun.
gunshots, shots, shooting, firing, snipingView synonyms
- ‘Gardaí in Claremorris are investigating an incident in which a number of gunshots were fired at a house in the town.’
- ‘What followed was a kind of very tense standoff where gunshots were fired for about five minutes.’
- ‘The police arrive, gunshots are fired and panic breaks out as the bus passengers make a run for the border.’
- ‘The sound of gunshots filled the air once more as the figure shot at some of the chairs, randomly, then retreated.’
- ‘Police say no gunshots were fired after they arrived, and no one was hurt.’
- ‘The sound of gunshots and bombs awakened the dreamers to the nightmare that was real life.’
- ‘As James' head began throbbing, he calmly told his wife not to get excited if she heard gunshots.’
- ‘This didn't work as well as he had hoped for gunshots were soon fired, hitting the car's tires.’
- ‘They had the police officers there from the night he was arrested to verify the threats and gunshots.’
- ‘For several minutes he dodges and weaves desperately avoiding gunshots and mortar fire.’
- ‘The exact count of the gunshots fired is unclear, but it is well over thirty.’
- ‘Six or seven gunshots were heard, but it was not clear who fired them.’
- ‘During the walk we heard the gunshots and the screams of our father.’
- ‘When a son is born, the father announces it to the community by firing gunshots in the air.’
- ‘Frank was feeling too faint to even notice the gunshots being fired at him.’
- ‘I used to hear gunshots every day and there were times when I just wanted to come home.’
- ‘Most were later found to have died of gunshots to the head, fired from close range.’
- ‘People started panicking as more screams and gunshots sounded.’
- ‘Three rounds of gunshots were fired in the air as a mark of respect for them.’
- ‘Then, she suddenly felt intense pain after hearing several gunshots from behind her.’
- 1.1archaic [mass noun]The range of a gun.‘we bore down and came nearly within gunshot’
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