Meaning of GUN in English


Function: verb

Inflected Form: gunned ; gun · ning

Date: 1622

transitive verb

1 a : to fire on b : SHOOT < gunned down by a hit man>

2 a : to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed < gun the engine> b : FIRE 3B < gunned the ball to first base>

intransitive verb : to hunt with a gun

– gun for : to aim at or go after with determination or effort

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.