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point-blank

1. adjective Resolute and inflexible. The suspect gave a point-blank denial of having anything to do with the robbery.
2. adjective Blunt; direct and to the point. Such a point-blank accusation really undermines the relationship I thought we had together.
3. adjective At an extremely close distance, such that a projectile is very unlikely to miss and will deal the maximum amount of damage possible. Not knowing the gun was loaded, he pulled the trigger and ended up shooting his friend at point-blank range.
4. adverb Resolutely and inflexibly. The boss refused point-blank to give me extra time off to help care for my sick mother.
5. adverb Bluntly; directly and to the point. For all his faults, at least John will ask point-blank when he needs something from you, rather than dancing around the issue like most people.

point-blank

1. If you say something point-blank, you say it very directly and firmly, without explaining or apologizing. The army apparently refused point-blank to do what was required of them. Mr Patterson was asked point blank if he would resign. Note: Point-blank is also an adjective. We received a point-blank refusal.
2. If someone or something is shot point-blank, they are shot when the gun is touching them or extremely close to them. He fired point-blank at Bernadette. Note: Point-blank is also an adjective. He had been shot at point-blank range in the back of the head.
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Publishing company Oneworld announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a new crime imprint, POINT BLANK, next spring.
June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises ("Point Blank" or "PBE"), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, announced today the launch of its first-ever body-worn camera solution, the Intelligence Retrievable Incident System (IRIS), designed to meet the growing demand for law enforcement agencies to provide a visual and audio record of officers' interactions with the public.
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Alex, with his quick mind, spy training, and repertoire of martial arts moves, is unfailingly heroic, and as with his previous outings (Stormbreaker, Point Blank, and Skeleton Key) this entertaining thriller is sure to be popular.
I received that e-mail on the same day that the Salt Lake Tribune article was brought to my attention, whereupon I e-mailed him immediately and asked him point blank about the article quoting him on the subject of Aztlan.
Officers from the National Police's organised crime squad said at least three gunmen fired at point blank range at the victim as he sat at the wheel of his car.
Just at the turn, a large window is suddenly cut low into the wall to look out point blank into the branches of a fine mature birch tr ee, which gives the space privacy from the road.
With Bruce Springsteen's music calling the shots, Malashock created Point Blank and Carryin' a Friend, featuring Dunsizer, Peter Kalivas, and Christopher Morgan.
Bailey and Robert Chefitz, have been overwhelmingly elected to the board of directors of Point Blank Solutions, Inc.
e Canadian businessman, who runs Ponteland-based e Speciality Coee Company and is one half of the Lola's Coee venture in Newcastle city centre, is launching Point Blank Cold Brew a caeinated product that is less acidic than standard coee.
20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises ("Point Blank" or "PBE"), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, announced today that the Company will be demonstrating its latest suite of advanced body armor solutions and ballistic systems for the Law Enforcement, Federal and Corrections markets at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show).
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Third in the Alex Rider series, this suspenseful adventure follows Stormbreaker and Point Blank, but it isn't necessary to have read the other titles to enjoy this one.