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point-blank

adverb
     
point-blank
1 if you say or refuse something point-blank, you do it directly and without trying to explain your reasons:
He refused point-blank to identify his accomplices.
I told him point-blank that I didn't want to get involved.
2 a gun fired point-blank is fired very close to the person or thing it is aimed at:
The victim was shot point-blank in the chest.
point-blank adjective:
The bullet was fired at point-blank range.

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