at gunpoint
phrasal under a threat of death by being shot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at gunpoint — adverb being threatened with shooting; under coercion At gunpoint I was told to hand over my money …   Wiktionary

  • at gunpoint — while threatening to shoot someone or while being threatened with a gun Two masked men held the bank clerks at gunpoint for three hours …   English dictionary

  • at gunpoint — while threatening someone or being threatened with a gun. → gunpoint …   English new terms dictionary

  • At Gunpoint —    Voir Le Doigt sur la gâchette …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • at gunpoint — idi under threat of being shot …   From formal English to slang

  • Gunpoint — is the direction that a gun is pointing. It may also refer to: * Gunpoint (film), a 1966 movie Western starring Audie Murphy;See also *At gunpoint …   Wikipedia

  • gunpoint — gun point n. 1. the muzzle s direction; as, he held me up at gunpoint. Syn: point. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the open discharging end of a gun. Syn: gun muzzle, muzzle. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gunpoint — /ˈgʌnpɔɪnt/ (say gunpoynt) phrase at gunpoint, under the threat of a gun held at very close range: *The bandits held them at gunpoint and bound them with curtain cord. –sun, 1988 …   Australian English dictionary

  • gunpoint — /gun poynt /, n. 1. the point or aim of a gun. 2. at gunpoint, under threat of being shot: He carried out the robber s orders at gunpoint. [1955 60; GUN1 + POINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • gunpoint — n. to hold smb. at gunpoint * * * [ gʌnpɔɪnt] to hold smb. at gunpoint …   Combinatory dictionary

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