lead, plastic, rubber
.45-calibre/.45-caliber, etc.
machine-gun, rifle, tracer
sniper, sniper's

She was shot through the head by a sniper's bullet.

magic, silver (figurative)

a technological silver bullet that will solve the global warming crisis

fire, spray sth with

The embassy was sprayed with bullets.

shoot (used of a gun)

faster than a machine gun can shoot bullets

be riddled with

The body was riddled with bullets.


They had put a bullet through his brain.

hit sb/sth, pierce sb/sth, shoot sb, strike sb/sth

The second bullet hit her in the back.

miss sb/sth

The bullet missed his heart by less than an inch.

graze sb/sth
enter sb/sth, penetrate sb/sth
kill sb
be lodged, lodge

Surgeons are trying to remove a bullet lodged near his spine.

go, pass
fly across, around, etc. sb/sth, rip through sb/sth, smash into sb/sth, tear through sb/sth, thud into sb/sth (esp. AmE), whistle past sb/sth, whizz by, past, etc.

A stray bullet whistled past his ear.

bounce, ricochet

The bullets ricocheted off the stones.

come from sth
bullet from

It is a bullet from the same gun that killed the Italian.

bullet in, bullet through

He got a bullet in the back.

bullet to

He was killed by a single bullet to the head.

a hail of bullets, a volley of bullets

They died in a hail of bullets.

take a bullet (for sb) (often figurative)

I would have taken a bullet for Jack.

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