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A shooting of guns with intent to inflict harm.


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) chiefly US the use of firearms, as by criminals



the exchange of gunshots, usu. with intent to wound or kill.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunplay - a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frightengunplay - a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
fighting, combat, fight, scrap - the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"
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So, despite the satisfyingly modern action-focused gunplay, it all hangs together in a structure closer to the first PS One outing, and one that works far better on Switch than 'bigger' consoles.
And it's a winner that doesn't stray from the tried-and-tested formula: exotic locations, gripping set-pieces and a few puzzles, interspersed with lashings of gunplay.
This heart-pumping system is much needed, as the focus on gunplay can make the eight-hour run time (although peppered with enjoyable boss fights) a little repetitive.
An insightful Danish drama that eschews gunplay (despite its evocative title) and focuses on a Danish soldier (Pilou Asbaek) who leads a unit in Afghanistan, and raises the question of what he is doing fighting the Taliban.
Not all that far into the future, these wonky phrases will escape from editorial pages and policy papers to become the stuff of extortion, gunplay, and mob bosses.
There's rooftop running, motorbike chases and gunplay.
Hollywood equates gunplay with foreplay in mega-budget mayhem.
What I was struck with immediately was the excellent combat and gunplay mechanisms within the game.
The first title in the franchise to offer open world gameplay, the options for unrestricted stealth or full-blown gunplay are at the player's discretion.
According to Cnet, Viatafa's presence was requested in connection with a gunplay incident at a party in August.
One gunman was killed and a policeman lightly wounded in the gunplay that followed.
Others will gravitate to Battlefield 4 and its symphonies of assault rifles, or to the joyously rowdy Grand Theft Auto V, where violence against pixilated prostitutes has become just as much a staple of the series as gunplay and destruction of property.