gun

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgʌn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/gʌn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(gun)


From the verb gin: (⇒ conjugate)
gun is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (For the sense meaning "begin" only)
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Inflections of 'gun' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
guns
v 3rd person singular
gunning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gunned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
gunned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

gun

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [an automatic, a semi-automatic] gun
  2. a [toy, paintball] gun
  3. [shot, drew, cocked, loaded, fired, pulled out] a gun
  4. pulled a gun on them and [started firing, shot]
  5. shot her with a gun
  6. [pointed, aimed] a gun [at, towards]
  7. [owns, has, can fire] a gun
  8. a hired gun
  9. a gun for hire
  10. the smoking gun points [to, at]
  11. was (left) holding a smoking gun
  12. (looking down) the barrel of a gun
  13. at the point of a gun
  14. the gun used [to, by, for]
  15. (the runner) jumped the gun
  16. stick to your guns
  17. [came, stormed] in (all) guns blazing
  18. a [glue, staple] gun
n as adj
  1. gun [laws, regulations, control]
  2. gun [deaths, crime, violence]
  3. a gun battle (between)
  4. [have, own, apply for] a gun license
  5. at a gun [shop, show]
  6. at the end of the gun barrel
  7. kept in a gun case
  8. a member of a gun club
  9. is a gun collector
  10. slang: is a gun nut
  11. [train, hunt with] a gun dog
v
  1. gunned down [six people, the school]
  2. threatening to gun down [the school]
  3. [man, killer, cop] who gunned down [six people]
  4. (was) gunned down by [police, a man]
  5. gunned down in [the street, broad daylight]
  6. gunned the [ball, pitch] (to)
  7. gunned it at him
  8. gunned the [car, truck, engine, accelerator]
  9. gunned it away from the [school, robbery]
  10. gunned it away in a [car, truck]
  11. slang: gunning for [you, your guts]
  12. gunning for a [raise, promotion, transfer]
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