gun for (someone or something)

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gun for (someone or something)

1. Literally, to pursue someone or something with a gun. The police are gunning for that escaped convict.
2. To seek or pursue someone or something, especially while angry or annoyed. If my enemy is gunning for me, then I'm definitely hiding in the bathroom.
3. To work hard in pursuit of something. How many college students are gunning for the same internship as me?
4. To show one's support for someone or something. I know she's nervous about taking this exam, so let's show her that we're all gunning for her.
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gun for someone

 
1. Lit. to seek one out to shoot one. They say that Tex is gunning for the sheriff.
2. Fig. to seek someone out in anger. The boss is gunning for you. I think that Walter is gunning for me.
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gun for

1. Pursue relentlessly so as to overcome or destroy. For example, He was sure they were gunning for him and asked for police protection, or The senator felt that the reporters were gunning for him with that article about his brother . [Slang; late 1800s]
2. Go after in earnest, try hard to obtain. For example, He's been gunning for a raise all year. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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gun for

v.
1. To pursue someone or something relentlessly in order to overcome or destroy: Look out; they're jealous of you and they're gunning for you.
2. To go after something in earnest; set out to obtain something: Everyone in the office is gunning for a promotion.
3. To lend encouragement and support to someone or something: My friends were all gunning for me when I ran in the marathon.
See also: gun

gun for someone

in. to be looking for someone, not necessarily with a gun. Sam is gunning for Wilmer.
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Being the national champion, everyone was gunning for us as the top dog each and every game."
"Long enough we were chasing teams, now they are going to be coming gunning for us. But we can't wait for the challenge.
We won there last year and we won there earlier this season so they will be gunning for us," Lewis said.
"Bath will be gunning for us. We need that pressure, we need that goal for goal game.
We'll try to stay one step ahead of South Africa again as we've planned to do all season and I know other countries will be gunning for us as well."
They are a physical team at home and they'll be gunning for us.
England will come gunning for us after us winning last week, it's a big game to look forward to."
"Clubs will be gunning for us now, and if we haven't got the right attitude against them we'll have problems.
Although Ade's not playing, we know his teammates will be gunning for us on Sunday.
"After that they will come here gunning for us, but we shall also be gunning for them," promised Jones.
There are a lot of good teams out there gunning for us."
"We know that Leigh will be gunning for us right from the start and one thing they won't be lacking is enthusiasm.
The Gunners chief said: "We've been at the top almost since the beginning of the season and everybody is gunning for us because we are the champions.
Of course there are teams that are going to be gunning for us because of our position, and rightly so.
"They will be gunning for us from last year, we know what to expect and it will be a big fight.