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point-blank

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoint-blankˌpoint-ˈblank adverb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HONESTif you say or refuse something point-blank, you do it directly and without trying to explain your reasons πŸ”Š He refused point-blank to identify his accomplices. πŸ”Š I told him point-blank that I didn’t want to get involved.2 NEARSHOOTa gun fired point-blank is fired very close to the person or thing it is aimed at πŸ”Š The victim was shot point-blank in the chest. β€”point-blank adjective πŸ”Š a point-blank refusal πŸ”Š The bullet was fired at point-blank range.
Examples from the Corpus
point-blankβ€’ The men broke into the building at the dead of night, and shot their victims point-blank as they slept.β€’ Rutledge shot him point-blank in the chest.β€’ I told Fred point-blank that he had made a mistake.refused point-blankβ€’ All I wanted to do was to get away, but Karen refused point-blank.β€’ I asked Make-Up to give him a few mosquito bites but he refused point-blank.β€’ Teixeira regarded the order as a betrayal of his mission and refused point-blank.β€’ When she made them swap horses in their lessons, he refused point-blank.point-blank rangeβ€’ Massenga pulled a Mini-Uzi from inside his overall and shot Sibele at point-blank range.β€’ The dolphins were trained to use pressurized canisters to shoot intruders with a.45 calibre bullets at point-blank range.β€’ The gunman had missed his intended target from point-blank range.β€’ The second enemy took aim at point-blank range.β€’ The Merrimac laid off at easy point-blank range, discharging her broadsides alternately at the Cumberland and the Congress.β€’ Then he opened fire at point-blank range, first at Cha, then at Park, severely wounding them both.β€’ A policeman fired at almost point-blank range, killing Hamlaouiinstantly.β€’ One of the gunmen blasted Keith Thompson, 42, at point-blank range, police said last night.
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