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[shoot-uh m-uhp] /ˈʃɒɒt əmˌʌp/
noun, Informal.
a motion-picture or television program that emphasizes gunplay, action, and often violence.
Origin of shoot-'em-up
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for shoot-'em-up


noun (informal)
a type of computer game, the object of which is to shoot as many enemies, targets, etc, as possible
a fast-moving film involving many gunfights, battles, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for shoot-'em-up

shoot one's cookies

verb phrase

(Variations: breakfast or dinner or lunch or supper may replace cookies; toss or lose may replace shoot) To vomit; barf, ralph: If I'm any judge of color, you're going to shoot your cookies/ smelled like someone just tossed his cookies (entry form 1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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