Meaning of GUN in English

GUN

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a gun permit

More than 300,000 civilians, in a country of 6 million, have gun permits.

a knife/gun attack

He was sentenced to nine years in prison for the knife attack.

BB gun

big gun

one of the party’s big guns

fire a gun/weapon/rifle etc (= make it shoot )

the sound of a gun being fired

gun carriage

gun control

gun dog

machine gun

There came the sound of men shouting and a burst of machine gun fire.

pull a gun/knife (on sb) (= take one out, ready to use it )

radar gun

shoot a gun/rifle etc

Tod’s grandfather taught him to shoot a rifle.

smoking gun

son of a gun

Duke, you old son of a gun, how are you?

spray gun

squirt gun

staple gun

Sten gun

stun gun

submachine gun

tommy gun

toy car/soldier/gun etc

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

The explosion from the big old-fashioned gun was deafening.

The side with the most men and the biggest guns will inevitably wear down its opponent.

The big guy with the big gun strafed the place.

They leaned into their big guns , shoulders twitching.

He won't be the last big gun brought out in the battle for Stockton South.

In Houston, many of the big gun shops have opted to police themselves.

Did you hear the big gun firing, from the prison-ships?

There was a tank with a big gun on it.

heavy

To demolish enemy fortifications, heavy guns had also been developed.

Beyond them a phalanx of armored personnel carriers was lined up three abreast, their heavy guns pointed toward our bank.

Nearby are pillboxes designed to accommodate heavy machine guns .

Within minutes, the platoon was being pummeled by heavy machine gun and rifle fire.

Then he stopped the heavy machine guns blasting away non-stop.

They held for seconds, their gasping suddenly drowned by heavy machine gun fire ending with a scream from somewhere close by.

A new regiment of Saxons made its appearance, only to be massacred by its own heavy guns .

I had some physiotherapy and we replaced the heavy gun I fired on stage with a lighter model.

toy

But if you buy your child a toy gun will it turn him into an aggressive adult?

I hope you didn't pay too much for the toy gun .

She had pulled a stocking over her head and threatened a cashier with a toy cowboy gun .

Kaptan was wearing a plastic G I'S helmet and putting a roll of caps into a toy gun .

It like a toy cowboy gun to Chris.

■ NOUN

barrel

The menace of those long gun barrels was sobering.

The four desperadoes took off after us, running up the road as their gun barrels glinted in the light.

All he was aware of was the deathly cold of the gun barrel .

It appeared Mr Prescott then put the gun barrel in his mouth and pulled the trigger.

From part of this twelve gun barrels were forged and sent to Enfield, but they did not show the desired improvement.

She obeyed instinctively, the coldness of the gun barrel chilling her skin.

The shattered side window was punched through and a gun barrel appeared.

A typewriter was as individual as a fingerprint, or a set of teeth, or a gun barrel scoring a bullet.

battle

Seven police officers were injured in a gun battle .

But none of that happened without running gun battles with the centralizers in Washington.

On April 28 eight people died and more than 20 were injured in a gun battle in the village of Troitskaya.

After 10 days of gun battles , Federal troops were called out to quell the violence.

In the gun battle that followed all the rebels were shot dead except one-17-year-old Bhagwati Chaudhary.

His parents were told at first that he was hit in the chest during a gun battle .

Khosana was shot dead in an ensuing gun battle with Ciskeian troops.

Last Sunday 22 people died and 52 were injured in gun battles and by landmines in the state.

control

Its opponents included liberals who were opposed to the death penalty and conservatives who objected to the gun control provisions.

The obstinate refusal of many males to support gun control is not chiefly a product of conditioning by the weapons industry.

We have an attorney general who was a leading opponent of gun control in the Senate.

The demand for tighter gun control is especially widespread and intense among women.

The law was sent for approval to Governor George Deukmejian, a former outspoken opponent of gun control .

He would outlaw abortion and end gun control .

She also would press for tougher gun control measures, such as licensing all new handgun owners.

machine

They started to use machine guns against the crowd on the Cathedral steps, people were collapsing wounded all about me.

You had a. 50-caliber machine gun and an M60 mounted on the rear of the vehicle to cover your rear.

A light machine gun opened up, then another.

The hammering of the machine guns and rifles around him was continuous.

Wounded men all round him tried to get up and retreat, but only brought eruptions of machine gun fire.

A small army of men toting machine guns stood at the gate, which slowly swung open in front of us.

I had hit the floor before the machine gun went off.

They were complemented by light machine guns that could be handled by a sin-gle soldier in a pinch.

submachine

Four soldiers with submachine guns patrolled the room, and an officer made his rounds at frequent intervals.

Out of the darkness stepped four men with AK-47 assault rifles and Uzi submachine guns , Anaya said.

One of them tugged the camel reins away from Kate and she found herself looking into the muzzle of a submachine gun .

His hand went out, reached for the submachine gun , his fingers tightening on the stock.

He wore his skullcap, his hiking boots, his pistol-and had his Uzi submachine gun strapped across his back.

■ VERB

carry

Look, I carry a gun .

He was not carrying a gun .

Osborn was known by his friends to carry a gun in his car.

If I'd been carrying my gun I'd have pulled it.

A jeep carrying two soldiers holding guns followed us for several miles, then turned back.

But Edward, delighted to be carrying a gun at last, hardly cared.

By the time a decision comes down, six months later, the students are carrying mobile phones-if not guns .

draw

She could have drawn her gun , walked up to them all, and killed them all quickly.

Let me ask you something: Who did he draw his gun ?

The french windows were closed and he drew his gun and peered in to the gloomy apartment.

Rubenski, one of our most accurate gunners, opened up as we drew closer to the gun position.

Horses drawing guns slithered helplessly on the icy road, ambulances full of wounded skidded into ditches.

Both had been presidential bodyguards with the Reagan administration but neither of them had ever had to draw his gun in anger.

He threw the strip down then drew his gun .

The court heard that Newton had snapped in the mistaken belief that his father was about to draw a gun on him.

hire

The most free-spending hired guns are all well-known by political mavens inside the Beltway.

This time Bruce Willis is the hired gun in Prohibition-era Texas.

This time Bruce Willis is the hired gun , caught between Chicago gangsters fighting for control of the hooch business.

Her coming was more like bringing in a hired gun .

hold

The boy holding a gun too, but pointing it at the floor, uncertain what to do.

He stood up, holding the guns .

He held his gun near his mouth and touched it gently with his lips as he waited.

Buff's face was full of hate and he was holding a laser gun .

A jeep carrying two soldiers holding guns followed us for several miles, then turned back.

Duvall was holding the gun now as he looked down at him, breathing heavily.

You think it makes a man of you, holding a gun .

jump

The owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.

Although some winter barley growers jumped he gun last week, little was cut as crops were not fit.

Suppose some broker was able to anticipate the radio sign from Chicago, then he could jump the gun .

But we are jumping the gun here.

Aren't we jumping the gun a bit?

The new squad will officially be in existence on Monday anyway, so we're only jumping the gun by six days.

But I have jumped the gun .

keep

She must have got it from the room where I keep my guns .

He kept a gun in his desk drawer at the office and one night I took it out and shot him.

He kept the gun pointed at Connelly's head the entire time, the barrel never more than inches from his face.

Big Dumbo would keep his gun on me, I would watch his hand.

To this end, he had taught his deputies that keeping their guns cleaned and oiled meant never having to use them.

But it keeps the gun shops happy.

So what, that one of their neighbors kept a gun ?

point

They looked at the passports and then started to walk down the aisle, pointing their guns at the passengers.

Deering, whom Warren Cokley knew, entered pointing a gun at him.

He snapped off a shot, hardly even bothering to point the gun before he squeezed the trigger.

If Jack let his men point a gun at his own club, what other club could be safe?

Two men in their late teens or early twenties came into the office and pointed their guns at the cashiers face.

I turned around and saw a man pointing a gun at me.

Facing that wall was a picture of a huge hand pointing a gun directly at you.

I can close my eyes and point the gun and hit whatever it is.

pull

But he ducks, wrenches at my fingers, and pulls his gun hand free.

Then, slowly pulling my own gun away from his head, I continued walking until I was directly opposite him.

She said that, as the officer felt threatened, he pulled his gun and fired off a warning shot.

He pulled out a huge gun , snugged inside a light tan shoulder holster.

It's not every day a young woman pulls a gun on a burglar.

Confronting two young men outside a Vista apartment building, 18-year-old Lane pulled a gun .

We featured dramatic pictures of two of the masked boys pulling a replica gun on our front and centre pages.

Many horses died of starvation, and most of those that survived grew too weak for use in pulling the lightest guns .

shoot

When you shoot the repeater hand gun work out the first shot normally with a strength of 4.

He let her shoot his gun from the hip.

The dawn raids happened less than a day after a Detective Sergeant was shot with a machine gun in Kent.

We were just firing in the dark too much, just shooting off our guns .

The villagers then shoot guns into the branches to ward off evil spirits.

She shoots guns , rides horses and even saves a certain some one from a hanging.

The electrons are shot from a gun aimed at the centre of the phosphor screen.

You know how to shoot a gun , she said.

smoke

Federal agents and prosecutors said they found what amounts to a smoking gun in the case.

As smoking guns go, Rick Massey is a fizzle.

The Internal Revenue Service thought it had a smoking gun .

spike

So she had concocted this marvellous plan to spike Jenny's guns .

Federalism has spiked the guns of would-be autonomy-seekers.

stick

He told her that being firm, sticking to one's guns in situations of this kind, always paid off.

But Klein stuck to his guns .

The two brothers had conversation after conversation on the theme of religion, the younger one sticking to his guns .

And there was great admiration for Livingstone's transparent honesty, self-effacing modesty and determination to stick to his guns .

Spenser should have stuck to his guns and been satisfied with unity of design.

Whether I'd stuck to my guns or not, it had been a harrowing experience and I felt abused.

The clubs should have stuck to their guns .

turn

Wait till we turn the guns on them all.

I turned some guns , some explosives.

The man in the room withdrew his arm and shook it free of slivers before turning the gun around ready for use.

Rohmer was not going to turn a gun on him again, and he was not going to allow this to happen.

Delaney turned the already hosing gun on to the nearest.

He turns to get his gun out.

First nominate your target and turn the gun to face it as you would a cannon.

use

They started to use machine guns against the crowd on the Cathedral steps, people were collapsing wounded all about me.

Only use a gun with an adult. 6.

The six-person jury unanimously found that Lozano had improperly used his gun .

Roughly half of child killers used a gun , while 16 percent used their own hands and feet as lethal weapons.

They like to use an elephant gun to stun a flea.

I can teach you to use a gun and to knife-fight.

Harris, who was driving a Peugeot 309, was caught by police using a radar gun .

Unfortunately, the child in the story uses a toy gun to rid himself of the beast.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be going great guns

It is going great guns with special lines, the Fortress Alarm and the upgraded, fancy number, the Citadel.

jump the gun

I think it would be jumping the gun to sign the agreement at this stage.

Miller is young, and comparing him to the great quarterbacks is jumping the gun.

Surely it's jumping the gun to buy the ring before you've even asked her to marry you?

Aren't we jumping the gun a bit?

But I have jumped the gun.

But we are jumping the gun here.

It is unlikely that Boris Yeltsin would be implementing those reforms if we had jumped the gun, as the Opposition wanted.

Suppose some broker was able to anticipate the radio sign from Chicago, then he could jump the gun.

The new squad will officially be in existence on Monday anyway, so we're only jumping the gun by six days.

The owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.

pack a gun

run drugs/guns

son of a gun!

spike sb's guns

stick to your guns

And there was great admiration for Livingstone's transparent honesty, self-effacing modesty and determination to stick to his guns.

But Klein stuck to his guns.

I can decide how I am going to act, stick to my guns, and ignore the consequences.

Spenser should have stuck to his guns and been satisfied with unity of design.

The clubs should have stuck to their guns.

The two brothers had conversation after conversation on the theme of religion, the younger one sticking to his guns.

Whether I'd stuck to my guns or not, it had been a harrowing experience and I felt abused.

young gun/Turk

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A light machine gun opened up, then another.

Either the machine gun had been wiped out or the enemy had gotten smart.

He held the gun as if he didn't know what it was, and looked at her.

His bulging eyes fixing her maniacally as he advanced, his hand on the gun at his belt.

In letters written from jail, he denies using a gun in the robbery.

Police said Stanton was hit on the back of the head with a gun during the ordeal.

You know how to shoot a gun , she said.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be going great guns

It is going great guns with special lines, the Fortress Alarm and the upgraded, fancy number, the Citadel.

son of a gun!

young gun/Turk

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Yes, well, when one has spoken out for freedom against dictatorship there are other people gunning for one.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.