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drive-by

(drīv′bī′)
adj.
1. Performed from a moving vehicle: a drive-by murder.
2. Performed hastily or without adequate care.
n.
An act, such as a random shooting, performed from a moving vehicle.

drive-by

(ˈdraɪvˌbaɪ)
adj., n., pl. -bys. adj.
1. occurring while driving past a person: a drive-by shooting.
2. casual; superficial; offhand: a drive-by news analysis.
3. involving a brief stay in a hospital, clinic, etc.: a drive-by mastectomy.
n.
4. a drive-by shooting.
[1980–85]
Translations

drive-by

[ˈdraɪvbaɪ] N (also drive-by shooting) → tiroteo m desde el coche

drive-by

[ˈdraɪvˌbaɪ] n (also drive-by shooting) → sparatoria dalla macchina
he was killed in a drive-by shooting → lo hanno ammazzato sparandogli da una macchina in corsa
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Using case study methodology, three incidents were studied in great detail to identify factors that influenced gang members to participate in drive-by shootings.