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squeeze off

Fire a gun, as in He squeezed off one shot after another but didn't bring down a single crow. The idiom alludes to squeezing the trigger. [Mid-1900s]
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squeeze off

v.
To fire some amount of ammunition by squeezing a trigger: The police officer squeezed off four shots. I squeezed the shots off in rapid succession.
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I could put on a blindfold and squeeze off two rounds from my Holland-and-Holland over there and wipe out a covey of Harvard and MIT brilliance.
Use proper body positions during the shot (I'll touch on this in future columns), relax fully and squeeze off a surprise release.
Make it your goal to squeeze off a surprise release with every shot you take.
When squeezing off a line under pressure, at the squeeze off point the velocity of the gas inside the pipe accelerates to pass through the narrowing squeeze pipe gap.
Photo: Dallas coach Barry Switzer was so excited with the Cowboys' miracle finish, you'd think he was ready to squeeze off a few rounds.
Mentally, practice waiting for the animal to open up a good shot, then move the pin in smoothly, lock on the spot and squeeze off the shot.
The design also meets ASTM and PE manufacturers' standards to properly squeeze off the pipe without damaging it.
They're taken prisoner after an ambush, and when Sacha learns from a sheepish Vanya that the younger man never even managed to squeeze off a round, his attitude turns to contempt.
For example, if a buck is feeding in an alfalfa field and taking an occasional step, time his movements so you know you will have a stationary target for the necessary time it takes to squeeze off the shot.