gun for
gun for gun for, v. t. 1. To pursue with the intent to kill. [PJC]

2. Fig. To make an effort to harm someone, especially with determination; -- also used humorously. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gun for — phrasal 1. : to seek with determination the opportunity to catch (as a burglar) or bring to ruin or defeat (as an enemy) a malcontent gunning for his superior officer 2. : to turn all one s energy or efforts to acquire (as a position) * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gun for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms gun for : present tense I/you/we/they gun for he/she/it guns for present participle gunning for past tense gunned for past participle gunned for informal 1) be/go gunning for someone to try to hurt someone or… …   English dictionary

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  • gun for — {v.}, {informal} 1. To hunt for with a gun; look hard for a chance to harm or defeat. * /The cowboy is gunning for the man who stole his horse./ * /Bob is gunning for me because I got a higher mark than he did./ 2. To try very hard to get. * /The …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gun for — {v.}, {informal} 1. To hunt for with a gun; look hard for a chance to harm or defeat. * /The cowboy is gunning for the man who stole his horse./ * /Bob is gunning for me because I got a higher mark than he did./ 2. To try very hard to get. * /The …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gun\ for — v informal 1. To hunt for with a gun; look hard for a chance to harm or defeat. The cowboy is gunning for the man who stole his horse. Bob is gunning for me because I got a higher mark than he did. 2. To try very hard to get. The man is gunning… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • gun for — 1) (smb) look hard for a chance to harm or defeat someone My supervisor has been gunning for me for a long time but I don t really know why. 2) (smth) try very hard to get (prize or promotion etc.) He has been gunning for the new sales job for a… …   Idioms and examples

  • gun for — verb To strive for the downfall or diminution of another. He has been gunning for her since the day he arrived, he wants her job …   Wiktionary

  • Gun for — 1. seek (a person) with the intention to harm or kill; 2. support; go for; barrack for …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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