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shoot-out

1. A situation in which opposing people or groups of people shoot at each other with guns; a gunfight. Sometimes spelled as a single word. The shoot-out between government soldiers and rebel fighters lasted well into the night. The police descended on the bank robbers, leading to an hourslong shootout in which at least four lives were taken.
2. An intense, typically vitriolic argument or conflict, especially one intended as an attempt to settle or resolve some dispute. The hot button issue eventually led to a shootout on the floor of the senate. We're hoping for an amicable resolution, but we're prepared for a legal shoot-out if it comes to it.
3. In soccer (football), hockey, and some other sports, a method of determining the winner of a tied game in which multiple players take shots on a goal guarded only by a goalkeeper. If no one scores in the next minute, we're going to a shoot-out!

shoot-out

1. n. a gunfight. There was a big shoot-out at the end of the movie.
2. n. an argument. When the shoot-out was over, the boss—confident she had won—went back into her office. A big public shoot-out like that sours morale a lot.
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"With this new format, we are able to address fan and team concerns about the existing shootout format in the final, which has been the major focus of our committee discussions over several seasons," said IIHF Competition and Coordination Committee Chairman, Franz Reindl, as cited on the federation's website.The Ice Hockey World Championship will take place in Slovakia between May 10 and 26, 2019.
England advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals by beating Colombia 4-3 in a shootout following a 1-1 draw Tuesday, sending Gareth Southgate running onto the field to celebrate the end of the national team's years of misfortune.
Penalty shootouts were first introduced at the 1978 World Cup but were not needed until four years later.
In Jhenidah, suspected drug dealer Shamim Hossain, 46, was killed in a reported shootout with police members in Kaliganj Wapda area.
In the shootouts I studied 919 penalties were taken and 679 were scored -- 74 per cent.
Last year, we used to stop practice and just work on shootouts. Now, we don't bother.
Beat England in a shootout to secure bronze at jr World Cup
Clearly this is immediately applicable to the current research where shootouts require that players make more conscious efforts to score rather than more instinctive behavior found in normal play.
The State of Alaska is banking on upholding the tradition of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Great Alaska Shootout. UAA organizers of the Iongtime Thanksgiving week basketball tournament have plans to use State-approved funds to inject new energy for future Shootouts.
In contrast, England have lost all three of their World Cup shootouts, missing half of the 14 kicks they have taken.
United have had their fair share of penalty shootouts in recent campaigns with the most costly undoubtedly their Champions League exit at the qualifying stage last season when Partizan Belgrade came out on top at St James' Park.
Also, since shootouts often include larger committees than those that evaluate products in a standard way, multiple opinions can be a hindrance.
Joked Lloyd Penland of Wild Heerbrugg Instruments, Inc., in Altanta, "We learned not to put the instruments so close together and that we should have GPS Shootouts at other times of the year [when the satellites can be contacted later in the day] so we don't have to get up so early."
The incident brings to four the number of suspected robbers killed in alleged shootouts with police officers over the past two days.