Definition of 'point-blank'
Example sentences containing 'point-blank'
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I can't think of many people who could get shot at point-blank range and turn it into a positive. The Sun (2017)I can't think of many people who could get shot at point-blank range and turn it into a positive. The Sun (2017)They dragged people out of basements and shot them at point-blank range. The Sun (2008)Moat crept up on him and blasted him in the face and chest from point-blank range. The Sun (2010)At first she point-blank refused to acknowledge its existence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had chances to get a second but missed a firsthalf sitter and then saw a point-blank shot saved. The Sun (2009)I suggested hiring a refuse skip and he refused this idea point-blank. The Sun (2014)What about the deaths of unarmed young people, or of cops at point-blank range? Christianity Today (2000)This offer was refused point-blank and we reluctantly had to pay 100 each for new tickets. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The school point-blank refused to. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He refuses point-blank, saying he will take his chances. The Sun (2015)If he refuses point-blank, you will have further evidence that you are being tucked away in a corner of his life. The Sun (2016)Yet he refuses point-blank to tell us what his plan B is. The Sun (2014)She does what I ask but refuses point-blank to obey her father. The Sun (2008)An armed police officer reacted instinctively when he shot a colleague dead at point-blank range during a training exercise, an inquest was told yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Video footage posted on the internet showed that most had been bound by the wrists, then killed with a point-blank shot to the head. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Translations for 'point-blank'
British English: point-blank ADVERB
If you say something point-blank, you say it very directly or rudely, without explaining or apologizing.
The army apparently refused point blank to do what was required of them.
Definition of point-blank from the Collins English Dictionary
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