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Definition of shooting noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a situation in which a person is shot with a gun Terrorist groups claimed responsibility for the shootings and bomb attacks. Police rushed to the scene of the shooting and found one person dead and three wounded.
  2. 2[uncountable] the sport of shooting animals and birds with guns grouse shooting
  3. 3[uncountable] the process of filming a movie Shooting began early this year. She was exhausted after a day's shooting.
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