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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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England haven't done great in the past in shoot-outs, but that will give us huge belief going forward."
It is well known that it is impossible to replicate the stadium experience of an actual shoot-out.
Airdrie were also in the firstever cross-border penalty shoot-out at Broomfield, knocking Nottingham Forest out of the Texaco Cup in 1970.
Unfortunately for Albert Adomah it was him, the sight of his effort from 12 yards sailing into the Kop bringing to an end one of the most incredible shoot-outs in domestic football history.
Tim Krul (left) and Dirk Kuyt celebrate after their penalty shoot-out heroics against Costa Rica
Yakubu misses his penalty kick in the shoot-out against Fiorentina Picture: MARTIN BIRCHALL
After Tshirgi found out how interested the districts were, she set the shoot-out plan in motion by inviting eight vendors to bring in projectors.
The DIMA Digital Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out is new to the line-up of Shoot-Out events this year.
ENGLAND have been on the wrong side of penalty shoot-outs too often.
Next up were Newcastle who drew 0-0 with Liverpool progressing on penalties, before losing 2-0 to Tranmere Rovers while Wigan became victims of shoot-out defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday.
3 Following the 4-3 penalty shoot-out win over Sheffield Wednesday in the semifinal, they have now won all five of their penalty shoot-outs in the Play-Offs - no other side has ever won more than one.
THE first round of the Advertiser Cup produced four penalty shoot-outs, Third Division Athletico Bellbao stunning top-flight Barley Mow 7-6 in the shoot-out.
There has been much talk amongst media and fans alike that England's fate will be decided by a shoot-out, with speculation mounting over who manager Roy Hodgson's first choice of five takers will be.
David Moyes saw his men dumped out on penalties when Yakubu and Jagielka both failed to convert their spot kicks as Fiorentina went through 4-2 in the shoot-out.
Dr Iwan Griffiths and his team of Welsh scientists believe the hi-tech guidance they wanted to give England would have resulted in Sven's men finally ending their penalty shoot-out agony and playing in last night's semi-final against France.