Definition of Shoot-'em-up

1. Noun. A movie featuring shooting and violence.




Definition of Shoot-'em-up

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of shoot 'em up) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoot-'em-up

shook-up
shook one's head
shook out
shooks
shool
shoole
shooled
shooles
shooling
shools
shoon
shoops
shoos
shoot-'em-up
shoot-'em-ups
shoot-down
shoot-em-up
shoot-out
shoot-outs
shoot 'em up
shoot 'em ups
shoot a line
shoot down
shoot first and ask questions later
shoot for
shoot for the stars

Literary usage of Shoot-'em-up

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1. Endocrine Evaluation by Ian Ramsey, Anna Tebb (2006)
"The "DRIVER-KILLER" put the two genres "Skill" and "Shoot" together as "Shoot'em up" does. A representative game is then the famous "Space Invaders" ..."

2. Tatterdemalion by John Galsworthy (1920)
"... and noted village marksman) back to his regiment, the little cowman had smiled and said: "Wait till regiment gets to front, Fred'll soon shoot 'em up. ..."

3. Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New by Charles Fletcher Lummis, Archaeological Institute of America Southwest Society, Sequoya League (1905)
"... and poured it all out onto the counter before his astonished eyes, as a peace offering from the "shoot-em-up" crowd that had wrecked his place. ..."

4. Surgeon Grow: An American in the Russian Fighting by Malcolm Cummings Grow (1918)
""German shoot 'em up like hell !" They surely were shooting us up! I could hear the distant roar of their artillery, with the peculiar double reports ..."

5. Surgeon Grow: An American in the Russian Fighting by Malcolm Cummings Grow (1918)
""German shoot 'em up like hell !" They surely were shooting us up 1 I could hear the distant roar of their artillery, with the peculiar double reports ..."

6. Scouting Thrills by George Burdon McKean (1919)
"All right,' I said, ' shoot 'em up.' He called down the dug-out, and very soon more Huns appeared. They all received the same impartial treatment. ..."

7. Scouting Thrills by George Burdon McKean (1919)
"All right,' I said, ' shoot 'em up.' He called down the dug-out, and very soon more Huns appeared. They all received the same impartial treatment. ..."

8. Scouting Thrills by George Burdon McKean (1919)
"All right,' I said, ' shoot 'em up.' He called down the dug-out, and very soon more Huns appeared. They all received the same impartial treatment. ..."

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