shoot out


General English

  • noun
    (written as shoot-out)
    a fight with guns


  • verb to dismiss a batsman or team quickly and for a low score
    Citation ‘His career as an opener was brought to a rough ending when his old adversary Lindwall shot him out for a pair at Melbourne’ (Peebles 1959)
    Citation ‘English cricket took a long time to recover from this pair’s demolition of a strong MCC side at Lord’s in 1878, when the premier club were shot out for 33 and 19’ (Frith 1984)