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shoot it out
To engage in a bloody and decisive gunfight. The feud came to a head when the two gangs began shooting it out in the middle of town, leaving only a few people alive to tell the tale. Police were forced to shoot it out with the fugitive, who had holed up in an abandoned house with an assortment of firearms.