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point-blank

adverb [before noun], adjective uk   us   /ˌpɔɪntˈblæŋk/

point-blank adverb [before noun]adjective (CLOSE)

Point-blank shooting is done from a gun that is fired from extremely close to the target or when almost touching it: Two bullets were fired into the car at point-blank range. a point-blank shot

point-blank adverb [before noun]adjective (NOT POLITE)

saying something very clearly in very few words, without trying to be polite or pleasant: He asked me to work at the weekend, but I refused point-blank.
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