Definition of point-blank adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    point-blank

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˌpɔɪnt ˈblæŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɔɪnt ˈblæŋk//
     
     
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  1. 1with the gun touching or very close to the person or thing it is aimed at She fired point-blank at his chest.
  2. 2in a very definite and direct way that is not very polite synonym bluntly He refused point-blank to be photographed.

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