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Definition of gun verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gun

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡʌn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gun
    BrE BrE//ɡʌn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌn//
     
    he / she / it guns
    BrE BrE//ɡʌnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌnz//
     
    past simple gunned
    BrE BrE//ɡʌnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌnd//
     
    past participle gunned
    BrE BrE//ɡʌnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌnd//
     
    -ing form gunning
    BrE BrE//ˈɡʌnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌnɪŋ//
     
    Driving
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (North American English) (of an engine) to run very quickly a line of motorcycles with their engines gunning See related entries: Driving
  2. 2[transitive] gun something + adv./prep. (North American English) to start driving a vehicle very fast He gunned the cab through the red light. See related entries: Driving
  3. Word Origin Middle English gunne, gonne, perhaps from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Gunnhildr, from gunnr + hildr, both meaning ‘war’. Phrasal Verbsbe gunning for somebodybe gunning for somethinggun somebodydown
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