gun for
phrasal to aim at or go after with determination or effort

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • gun for — index hunt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gun for — Synonyms and related words: angle for, ask for, beat about for, charge, cock, delve for, detonate, dig for, discharge, drop, eject, fell, fire, fire off, fish for, follow, go gunning for, gun, hit, hunt, hunt for, hunt up, let fly, let off, load …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 — 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

  • gun for — Australian Slang 1. seek (a person) with the intention to harm or kill; 2. support; go for; barrack for …   English dialects glossary

  • gun for — PHRASAL VERB: only cont If someone is gunning for you, they are trying to find a way to harm you or cause you trouble. [INFORMAL] [V P n] You knew that they were gunning for you, but did you ever imagine that it would be as bad as this? …   English dictionary

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