gunning gunning  /ˈɡə nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  2. (n) large but transportable armament
  3. (n) a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
  4. (n) a professional killer who uses a gun
  5. (n) a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine
  6. (n) a pedal that controls the throttle valve
  7. (n) the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies
  8. (v) shoot with a gun

Usage(s):

  1. Three Katrina evacuees from New Orleans were accused earlier this month of gunning down and killing two men outside a music hall in Oklahoma City.
  2. Rice protected Hill after his gamble, when powerful hawks in the Bush Administration were gunning for him for upending the strategy to further isolate the dictatorship.

News

  1. Fort Hood suspect says he was protecting Taliban

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters. While Hasan's argument may have been a bit more sympathetic if he said the rampage was necessary to protect Muslim women and children, that defense strategy does not ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  2. Chanel For Cheap? Why Department Stores Should Fear Amazon's Beauty Push

    Watch out, department stores: Amazon’s gunning for your beauty business – and that’s not all.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Whitey Bulger shows soft spot for potential juror

    Accused mass murderer James “Whitey” Bulger — charged with gunning down, throttling and mutilating 19 men and women in cold blood — made a show of apparent consideration for a father of three with a sick wife, facing four months of jury duty.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "The movie was absolutely effective enough to score with audiences everywhere," said Anne Thompson, deputy editor of Hollywood trade paper Variety. "This played way better than 'Da Vinci Code.' No one was gunning for it. They were excited...
    on May 18, 2006 By: Anne Thompson Source: News1130

  2. "The Blackwater guys are not fools. If they were gunning down people, it was because they felt it was the beginning of an ambush," said Robert Young Pelton, an independent military analyst and author of the book "Licensed to Kill."...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Robert Young Pelton Source: Forbes

  3. "It's my only individual swim now. I'll be gunning for it absolutely - probably more so than usual," Peirsol said after notching the second-fastest time in the 200m backstroke heats on Thursday.
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Aaron Peirsol Source: AFP

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