shoot-em-up

shoot-'em-up

[shoot-uhm-uhp]
noun Informal.
a motion-picture or television program that emphasizes gunplay, action, and often violence.

Origin:
1945–50

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shoot-'em-up or shoot-em-up
 
n
1.  a type of computer game, the object of which is to shoot as many enemies, targets, etc, as possible
2.  a fast-moving film involving many gunfights, battles, etc
 
shoot-em-up or shoot-em-up
 
n

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