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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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Scotland legend Denis Law missed the first-ever penalty in a shoot-out in England.
Albert Adomah's miss ends epic penalty shoot-out - The Times AS Liverpool and Middlesbrough traded successful penalties, one conversion following another, a fall guy had to emerge.
Clearly the physical exertion of playing 120 minutes, followed by the emotional expenditure of a penalty shoot-out, is too much for players to bounce back from.
You never really get a chance to take part in shoot-outs - I loved it.
Yet when Liverpool beat AC Milan I didn't hear one word of complaint, or debate, on the subject of shoot-outs.
Having a shoot-out in a district that's only going to buy one or two projectors or a single interactive whiteboard wouldn't interest vendors.
The DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out uses a "target file" created by some of the best color experts in the industry.
ROY Hodgson is dreading the prospect of having to go through another nail-biting penalty shoot-out at next year's World Cup.
Pare repeated her feat of saving three penalties and scoring one as Town won the shoot-out 3-2, Bullock and Isobel Boothroyd also netting.
Since Everton won the first-ever shoot-out in European competition, beating Borussia Moenchengladbach in the European Cup in 1970-71, English clubs have won only eight of 20 further shoot-outs against European rivals.
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.
This came about largely because, with no replays, it seemed illogical for teams to win rounds of the competition by a shoot-out and then share the trophy.
45pm MATT DUKE insists Bradford are favourites against Arsenal tonight - but only if they take Arsene Wenger's men to a penalty shoot-out for a place in the last four of the Capital One Cup.