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shooting

noun uk   /ˈʃuː.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/
B2 [U] the act of shooting bullets from guns or other weapons: We heard some shooting in the night. B2 [C] an occasion when someone is injured or killed by a bullet shot from a gun: There have been a number of shootings in the capital this week. [U] the sport of shooting animals or birds: pheasant/grouse shooting He goes shooting most weekends.

shooting

adjective uk   /ˈʃuː.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/ Indian English
(of prices) rising very quickly to a high level
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