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English definition of “shooting”

shooting

noun     /ˈʃuː.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/
B2 [U] the act of shooting bullets from guns or other weapons : We heard some shooting in the night .Detonation and bombardment 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 .KillingMurder and attempted murderMurder and attempted murderKilling [U] the sport of shooting animals or birds : pheasant / grouse shooting He goes shooting most weekends .Target sports
(Definition of shooting noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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