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squeeze off

Fire a gun, as in He squeezed off one shot after another but didn't bring down a single crow. The idiom alludes to squeezing the trigger. [Mid-1900s]
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squeeze off

v.
To fire some amount of ammunition by squeezing a trigger: The police officer squeezed off four shots. I squeezed the shots off in rapid succession.
See also: off, squeeze
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The industry's rapid growth and drug companies' attempts to squeeze off supply have raised fears about drug shortages in Manitoba, where a cluster of on-line retailers account for almost half the cross-border drug trade.
Then, if you slow your pull down at that point, you can basically squeeze off a single-action-type shot.
Mentally, practice waiting for the animal to open up a good shot, then move the pin in smoothly, lock on the spot and squeeze off the shot.
Even though in years past the gas industry had been able to squeeze off plastic pipe Safely, in recent years there has been an increase in incidents of pipes leaking at squeeze-off points.
Just relax and squeeze off a surprise release as the sight continues to float.
But before Hartkop could squeeze off a round, Deputy Victor Fazio fired three shots, hitting Brazenor in the upper chest and arm.
I could put on a blindfold and squeeze off two rounds from my Holland-and-Holland over there and wipe out a covey of Harvard and MIT brilliance.
For example, if a buck is feeding in an alfalfa field and taking an occasional step, time his movements so you know you will have a stationary target for the necessary time it takes to squeeze off the shot.