shoot-up


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shoot-up

(sho͞ot′ŭp′)
n. Slang
1. The act or an instance of shooting up a drug.
2. A gunfight; a shootout.
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Cuyegkeng also said the BSP seems to frame its move to keep the local economy growing above 6 percent, at the expense of transitory inflationary shoot-ups.
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Plenty of people have been killed by fellow Americans, ordinarily in old-fashioned ways, during that period - by burglars or their victims, hold-up men, muggers, drug dealers, drunks on a rampage, in Saturday night shoot-ups, family troubles, or fooling around with the family guns.