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gun

gun

 
pronunciation:
guhn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a weapon with a tube made of metal from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are fired. Guns include pistols, rifles, and cannons.
 
similar words:
firearm, heater, machine gun, piece, pistol, revolver, rifle
definition 2: a tool that shoots small objects or liquids out through a tube or nozzle.
We used a spray gun to paint the house.The carpenter's work went faster when he used a nail gun.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: gunned, gunning, guns
definition: to shoot using a rifle or gun (often followed by "down").
The police gunned down the fugitive.
synonyms:
discharge, fire, shoot
Word Builder: kinds of guns
  • glue gun:
    a gun that heats and shoots glue.
  • nail gun:
    a gun that shoots nails.
  • staple gun:
    a gun that shoots staples.
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