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shoot-'em-up

 (sho͞ot′əm-ŭp′)
n. Informal
An entertainment, such as a movie or television show, featuring gunfire and violence.

shoot-'em-up

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shoot-em-up

n
1. (Computer Science) a type of computer game, the object of which is to shoot as many enemies, targets, etc, as possible
2. (Film) a fast-moving film involving many gunfights, battles, etc

shoot-'em-up

(ˈʃɒɒt əmˌʌp)

n. Informal.
a motion-picture or television program that emphasizes gunplay, action, and often violence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoot-'em-up - a movie featuring shooting and violence
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
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