gunfire

noun
ADJECTIVE
heavy, intense
scattered, sporadic
enemy
celebratory

Bursts of celebratory gunfire could be heard on the streets.

distant
automatic

We heard the rapid crackle of automatic gunfire.

… OF GUNFIRE
burst

A burst of gunfire echoed across the square.

VERB + GUNFIRE
hear
spray, spray sb/sth with

The terrorists boarded the bus and sprayed the passengers with gunfire.

They sprayed gunfire into the crowd.

exchange

Youths exchanged gunfire with police.s

be hit by, be wounded by

A convoy was hit by gunfire.

GUNFIRE + VERB
break out, erupt

Heavy gunfire broke out in the capital last night.

echo, ring out
PHRASES
the crackle, rattle, sound, etc. of gunfire
an exchange of gunfire

They were killed in an exchange of gunfire between riot police and demonstrators.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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