Meaning of POINT-BLANK in English

POINT-BLANK

adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a point-blank refusal (= immediate, direct, and without a reason )

This point-blank refusal to discuss the issue enraged him.

refuse point-blank (= directly and without explanation )

I refused point-blank to let him in.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I told Fred point-blank that he had made a mistake.

Rutledge shot him point-blank in the chest.

The men broke into the building at the dead of night, and shot their victims point-blank as they slept.

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