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gun

gun

 
 
pronunciation:
guhn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
stick to one's guns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an apparatus with a tube made of metal from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are fired.
 
similar words:
firearm, handgun, heater, machine gun, piece, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle
definition 2: a firearm, such as a rifle or revolver.
synonyms:
firearm, piece
similar words:
handgun, heater, machine gun, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle
definition 3: a cannon.
synonyms:
cannon
similar words:
artillery, fieldpiece, mortar
definition 4: a device that forces a substance out through a tube or nozzle.
an icing gun for decorating a cake
similar words:
dispenser
phrase: stick to one's guns
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gunned, gunning, guns
definition: to shoot or fire a weapon.
synonyms:
discharge, fire, shoot
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to shoot using a rifle or gun (often fol. by down).
The police gunned down the fugitive.
synonyms:
discharge, fire, shoot
definition 2: to cause to accelerate dramatically.
He gunned the engine.
synonyms:
accelerate, rev, speed
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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