1. Designed to fire shots in rapid succession: a rapid-fire machine gun.
2. Marked by continuous rapid occurrence: rapid-fire questions.
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1. done or occurring in rapid succession.
2. discharging, operating, etc., at a rate more rapid than normal.
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[ˈræpɪdˌfaɪə] ADJ [gun] → de fuego racheado (fig) → trepidante
a rapid-fire succession of questionsuna sucesión trepidante de preguntas
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Kantos Kan dropped quickly into the darkness, while I rose steadily and at terrific speed raced through the Martian sky followed by a dozen of the air-scout craft which had joined the pursuit, and later by a swift cruiser carrying a hundred men and a battery of rapid-fire guns.
A dozen times shots grazed the Thuria's side, and as Carthoris could not leave the control levers, Thuvia of Ptarth turned the muzzles of the craft's rapid-fire guns upon the enemy as she clung to the steep and slippery surface of the deck.
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LAHORE -- The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) on Friday hailed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to revoke the Olympic qualification status of the 25m rapid-fire pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi after Indian officials refused to grant entry visas to Pakistani participants Ghulam Mustafa Bashir and Muhammad Khalil.
With motorized, rapid-fire blasting, shooters quickly can unleash a barrage of darts on their targets.
Monday also marked the first anniversary ofthe mass slaying at a Las Vegas country music concert where police said they found a rapid-fire accessory popularly known as a bump stock on firearms used to kill 58 people.
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The top six in the event at the end of the two qualifying stages, the precision stage and the rapid-fire stage, make it to the medal round.
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