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gunnoun [C]

uk   /ɡʌn/ us   /ɡʌn/
B1 a weapon that bullets or shells (= explosive containers) are fired from: The British police do not carry guns. You could hear the noise of guns firing in the distance.
in sport, a device that makes a very loud sudden noise as a signal to start a race: At the gun, the runners sprinted away down the track.
a device that you hold in your hand and use for sending out a liquid or object: a spray gun
See also
hired gun mainly US informal
a person who is paid to shoot and kill someone

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gunverb [T]

uk   /ɡʌn/ us   /ɡʌn/ -nn- mainly US old-fashioned informal
(Definition of gun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gunnoun [C]

us   /ɡʌn/
  • gun noun [C] (WEAPON)

a weapon from which bullets or shells (= explosive containers) are fired through a metal tube

gunverb [T]

us   /ɡʌn/ -nn-
  • gun verb [T] (OPERATE ENGINE)

to make an engine operate at high speed: Tom gunned the engine and sped off into the night.
(Definition of gun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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