- while threatening to shoot someone or while being threatened with a gun
Two masked men held the bank clerks at gunpoint for three hours.
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Gunpoint — is the direction that a gun is pointing. It may also refer to: * Gunpoint (film), a 1966 movie Western starring Audie Murphy;See also *At gunpoint … Wikipedia
gunpoint — gun point n. 1. the muzzle s direction; as, he held me up at gunpoint. Syn: point. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the open discharging end of a gun. Syn: gun muzzle, muzzle. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
gunpoint — ► NOUN (in phrase at gunpoint) ▪ while threatening or being threatened with a gun … English terms dictionary
gunpoint — ☆ gunpoint [gun′point΄ ] n. the muzzle of a gun: chiefly in at gunpoint, under threat of being shot with a gun at close range … English World dictionary
Gunpoint — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Gunpoint est le titre anglophone de La Parole est au colt, film réalisé en 1966 par Earl Bellamy. At Gunpoint est un film réalisé en 1955 par Alfred L.… … Wikipédia en Français
gunpoint — /gun poynt /, n. 1. the point or aim of a gun. 2. at gunpoint, under threat of being shot: He carried out the robber s orders at gunpoint. [1955 60; GUN1 + POINT] * * * … Universalium
gunpoint — n. to hold smb. at gunpoint * * * [ gʌnpɔɪnt] to hold smb. at gunpoint … Combinatory dictionary
gunpoint — gun|point [ˈgʌnpɔınt] n at gunpoint while threatening someone or being threatened with a gun ▪ She was held at gunpoint for 37 hours … Dictionary of contemporary English
gunpoint — gun|point [ gʌn,pɔınt ] noun at gunpoint while threatening to shoot someone or being threatened with a gun: Two masked men held the bank clerks at gunpoint for three hours … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
gunpoint — [[t]gʌ̱npɔɪnt[/t]] PHRASE: PHR after v If you are held at gunpoint, someone is threatening to shoot and kill you if you do not obey them. She and her two daughters were held at gunpoint by a gang who burst into their home … English dictionary
gunpoint — noun at gunpoint while threatening or being threatened with a gun: The frightened clerk was forced at gunpoint to hand over all the money … Longman dictionary of contemporary English