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a small arm operated by a mechanism, able to deliver a rapid and continuous fire of bullets as long as the trigger is pressed.
verb (used with object)
to shoot at with a machine gun.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Her sarcasm searched the ranks of the officials with the deadly and unsparing precision of a
Then one day, they take a
and go to school.
They talked above the crack of distant rifle and
barrels were chair legs and the handlebars were crutches, the effect was more theatrical than threatening.
Built to withstand
and mortar attacks, it is beaten down now by more determined foes: age and weather.
And within earshot, the rat-a-tat-tat of the brown sicklebill could be
If you give them a
, they will soon find out how to shoot it.
Already pounded by mortars, the floundering line is instantly swept by crossing
fires from both ends of the beach.
The selfsame word can at one time be the cornerstone of peace, while at another,
fire resounds in its every syllable.
The pump-action handle lets you fire long-range shots or
style depending on how the quickly it's pumped.
British Dictionary definitions for
a rapid-firing automatic gun, usually mounted, from which small-arms ammunition is discharged
) to shoot or fire at with a machine gun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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