What does the phrase gunning for mean?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe gunning for somethingbe gunning for somethinginformal to be trying very hard to obtain something He’s gunning for your job. → gun. Exercises.

What is a synonym for gunning?

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for gunning (for) harpooning, killing, shooting.

What does the phrase in a word mean?

phrase. You use in a word to indicate that you are giving a summary of what you have just been saying, or are giving a reply, in as brief a way as possible.

Is gunning a word?

the act, practice, or art of shooting with guns; gunnery.

What does at gunpoint mean?

at gunpoint. : under a threat of death by being shot.

What does running and gunning mean?

(basketball, often) To move the ball quickly and shoot often. This team likes to run and gun. They’re really running and gunning now. This coach likes to play a run-and-gun offense.

How do you identify a phrase?

Phrases are a combination of two or more words that can take the role of a noun, a verb, or a modifier in a sentence. Phrases are different from clauses because while dependent and independent clauses both contain a subject and a verb, phrases do not.

How do you spell gunning?

the act, practice, or art of shooting with guns; gunnery. the hunting of game with guns.

What does icky stand for?


Acronym Definition
ICKY Impatience Can Kill You (traffic safety)

What is the idiom of war of words?

COMMON A war of words is an argument between two people or groups, in which both sides criticize each other angrily. A war of words has blown up over who is to blame for a confrontation between police and fans outside the venue.

What does running guns mean?

uncountable noun. Gun-running is the activity of taking or sending guns into a country secretly and illegally. ‘gun-running’