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gun /gn/ n. 1 a weapon that fires bullets or cannon shells: Hunters use guns to kill animals. 2 any device with barrels that shoot substances: A worker used a paint gun to paint the wall. 3 infrml. big gun: an important person: He is a big gun in city government. 4 to go great guns: to make great progress: Our new product is going great guns. 5 to jump the gun: to act too soon: He jumped the gun in advertising the new product, because it is not ready for market yet. 6 to stick to ones guns: to keep ones opinion or position in spite of oppo-sition 7 son of a gun: a. exclam. expression of surprise, gee whiz, gosh: Son of a gun, what a success! b. rascal, devil: You son of a gun, I didnt think you could win, but you did.
v. [T] gunned, gunning, guns 1 to cause an engine to run very quickly: Racers gunned the engines of their cars. 2 phrasal v. sep. to gun s.o. or s.t. down: to shoot s.o. or s.t. with a gun, causing a fall to the ground or death: The police gunned down a criminal in the street.||They gunned him down. 3 phrasal v. insep. to gun for s.o. or s.t.: to chase, follow, (syn.) to pursue: Shes gunning for a promotion.
Thesaurus: gun n. 1 a weapon, firearm | pistol, rifle, shotgun.