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Definition of be gunning for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

be gunning for

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

be gunning for somebody

(informal)
 
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to be looking for an opportunity to blame or attack someone I don't want your father gunning for me if we're back late.

be gunning for something

 
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to be competing for or trying hard to get something She's gunning for the top job.
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