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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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You'll want to rush past enemies and shootouts to find what hidden secrets the world holds, but this is a testament to the quality of game's enigmas and optional challenge tombs rather than any failing in its gunplay.
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There's rooftop running, motorbike chases and gunplay.
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According to Cnet, Viatafa's presence was requested in connection with a gunplay incident at a party in August.
This rather lazy effort tries to mix laughs and gunplay but is reliant on the charisma of its two leads, Ice Cube ( for his stern look and scowling gaze) and Kevin Hart ( for his motor-mouth comedy persona).
One gunman was killed and a policeman lightly wounded in the gunplay that followed.
Another officer, SHO Malik Saleem, as also injured in the gunplay which started at around 8:pm and was underway till 10:am.
This exquisitely shot action thriller features plenty of exhilarating gunplay.
verses full of drunken violence, and even a little stray gunplay.