drive-by

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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.
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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]
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Translations

drive-by

[ˈdraɪvbaɪ] N (also drive-by shooting) → tiroteo m desde el coche
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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As parents, all we pray for is that they grow up and get out of the street." A local added: "There are drive-bys all the time."
Garden Grove's city council passed, by unanimous vote, a resolution on May 11 declaring it "does not welcome, or sanction high-profile visits, drive-bys or stopovers by members or officials of the Vietnamese Communist government." The resolution also denounces "the current dictatorial rule of the Vietnamese Communist Party," instructs city employees and officials to refrain from "initiating engagements with or facilitating" visits by Vietnamese Communists and directs the police chief to require a minimum 14-day notice from any agency or jurisdiction requesting security assistance in connection with any such visit.
The waves got good over the last few days, and I've not seen a soul at the skatepark during my daily drive-bys to get supplies in the town of Pescadero or further north in Todos Santos.
Stasha is shot; plotting revenge, she applies her growing knowledge of computers and robotics to create remote-control cars for use in retaliatory drive-bys. Farell, in the meantime, running to escape the shooting, ducks into a building labeled "Ancient Egyptian Museum," where he encounters the Rythm Mastr, an old man who uses traditional drumming to bring African statues to life.