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shootingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈʃu·t̬ɪŋ/
the ​act of ​firing a ​gun or other ​weapon: [U] She ​heard shooting in the ​distance.
A shooting is also an ​occasion on which someone is ​injured or ​killed by a ​bulletfired from a ​gun.
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shootingnoun

uk   /ˈʃuː.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃuː.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 ​bulletshot 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.

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shootingadjective

uk   /ˈʃuː.tɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃuː.t̬ɪŋ/ Indian English
(Definition of shooting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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