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English noun: shooting

1. shooting (act) the act of firing a projectile

SamplesHis shooting was slow but accurate.


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion

Narrower (hyponym)countershot, discharge, firing, firing off, gunfire, gunshot, headshot, potshot, shellfire, shoot

Part holonymfire control

2. shooting (act) killing someone by gunfire

SamplesWhen the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies.

Broader (hypernym)homicide

Narrower (hyponym)drive-by killing, drive-by shooting, wing shooting

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