shoot up the place(redirected from shot up a place)
shoot up the place
informal To attack a particular location or the people present repeatedly and at length with gunfire. The gang of criminals shot up the place in retribution for their leader's arrest. They will arrest you if you talk about shooting up the place—the police have to take every threat seriously.
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