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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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"Shootout At Wadala" is a sequel to the 2007 film, "Shootout at Lokhandwala", which is based on the book 'Dongri to Dubai' written by S Hussain Zaidi.
John Duckers and John Griffin present a cheque to Ellie Griffiths of Acorns, after raising cash through a penalty shootout.
Shootout at Wadala accounts the life of gangster Manya Surve, played by John Abraham, who was killed in an encounter by the Mumbai Police in 1982.
Wells' Bermuda team-mate Reggie Lambe also scored in a shootout as League Two side Cambridge United won 5-4 on penalties at Championship club Brentford after the game ended 1-1 to earn a visit to Swansea City in the second round.
Police said Usop's companion, a certain Penny Magon managed to escape during the shootout.
Under the new rules, a sudden death of 3-on-3 will decide the winner of a tied game.The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has decided to avoid shootouts in the gold medal game provided an overtime game occurs, as it wrote on its website.
Tengku Tajuddin clinched the issue for Malaysia with the fifth shootout after Wataru Matsumoto's shot for Japan rebounded off the post.
But Fidelis Nnabuife was able to score for the Super Eagles in the 49th minute, forcing the shootout.
KHANEWAL -- A police constable, M Iqbal, was martyred in a shootout in which a notorious outlaw, Shakeel alias Shakeela, was also shot dead at 173/15-L on Wednesday.
England win on penalties" and"Bring on Sweden" on its front page,"WORLD CUP SHOCK...ENGLAND WIN ON PENALTIES!" said the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian stated:"Joy (and relief) as England break curse of the penalty shootout." "NEVER IN DOUBT!...NOW WE CAN ALL BREATHE AGAIN," the Daily Express claimed as~the Independent asked:"Never in doubt....right?" and The Sun simply called it a "MIRACLE!" On the sports pages the Guardian affirmed:"Yes we can," the Mirror called it the"MIRACLE IN MOSCOW" and the Daily Telegraph simply had"Believe," with a photo of manager Gareth Southgate shouting in celebration.
There has been a penalty shootout at every World Cup since 1982 in Spain, and while it is still a matter of contention whether this is the best way to decide a winner, the post-match shootout is now common at all levels of the game.
In Dhaka, suspected drug-peddler Kamrul Islam was killed in a reported shootout with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in BG Press High School Ground.
The prime surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks will face a verdict on April 23 in a separate case involving a shootout in Brussels in 2016, a Belgian court said on Thursday.
After a scoreless overtime, the two played the first shootout in an Olympic women's final.
After the league round matches, points of Black Horse Paints, Army and Newage were equal, thus penalty shootouts were conducted among these teams and after a toughly contested shootout, Black Horse emerged as winners and qualified for the main final.