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machine gun

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
machine gunmaˈchine gun noun [countable]  PMWa gun that fires a lot of bullets very quickly There came the sound of men shouting and a burst of machine gun fire.
Examples from the Corpus
machine gunHe put several grenades in the coat pocket, and a machine gun into a long pocket inside the coat.This is about the rate of a standard teleprinter, or a Bren machine gun.His ship got shot down from three thousand feet over the pass by a fifty-caliber machine gun.Wounded men all round him tried to get up and retreat, but only brought eruptions of machine gun fire.Either the machine gun had been wiped out or the enemy had gotten smart.
machine-gunmaˈchine-gun verb (machine-gunned, machine-gunning) [transitive]  to shoot at someone or something with a machine gun He was machine-gunned in an ambush.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
machine-gun
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymachine-gun
he, she, itmachine-guns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymachine-gunned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave machine-gunned
he, she, ithas machine-gunned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad machine-gunned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill machine-gun
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have machine-gunned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam machine-gunning
he, she, itis machine-gunning
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you, we, theyare machine-gunning
Past
I, he, she, itwas machine-gunning
you, we, theywere machine-gunning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been machine-gunning
he, she, ithas been machine-gunning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been machine-gunning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be machine-gunning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been machine-gunning
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