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Meaning of "to be a warning shot" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO BE A WARNING SHOT

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WHAT DOES TO BE A WARNING SHOT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to be a warning shot in the English dictionary

The definition of to be a warning shot in the dictionary is to be a warning.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO BE A WARNING SHOT

to be a hospital case
to be a one-man show
to be a one-way street
to be able to do sth blindfolded
to be as American as apple pie
to be blissfully ignorant of sth
to be brought to bed
to be bursting at the seams
to be full to bursting
to be in running order
to be in the driver´s seat
to be in the driving seat
to be mixed up in sth
to be mixed up with sb
to be none too pleased
to be off limits
to be off the radar
to be on the front burner
to be on the naughty step
to be on the radar

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO BE A WARNING SHOT

action shot
approach shot
big shot
by a long shot
chip shot
drop shot
free shot
high-angle shot
lead shot
like a shot
long shot
low-angle shot
mug shot
pack shot
parting shot
penalty shot
pistol shot
rifle shot
shot
snap shot
tracking shot

Synonyms and antonyms of to be a warning shot in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to be a warning shot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO BE A WARNING SHOT

Find out the translation of to be a warning shot to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to be a warning shot from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to be a warning shot» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

是一个警告射击
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ser un disparo de advertencia
570 millions of speakers

English

to be a warning shot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक चेतावनी शॉट होने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أن يكون طلقة تحذيرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быть предупредительный выстрел
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ser um tiro de advertência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি সতর্কতা শট হতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

d´être un coup de semonce
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk menjadi pukulan amaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Warnschuss sein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

威嚇射撃すべき
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

경고 사격 할 수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dadi shot warning
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

là một súng cảnh cáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு எச்சரிக்கை ஷாட் ஆக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक चेतावणी शॉट असणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir uyarı atışı olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di essere un colpo di avvertimento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

byćstrzał ostrzegawczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бути попереджувальний постріл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pentru a fi un foc de avertizare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να είναι μια προειδοποιητική βολή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n waarskuwing skoot te wees
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att vara ett varningsskott
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å være et varselskudd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to be a warning shot

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BE A WARNING SHOT»

The term «to be a warning shot» is very widely used and occupies the 17.836 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BE A WARNING SHOT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to be a warning shot

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO BE A WARNING SHOT»

Discover the use of to be a warning shot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to be a warning shot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Private Security Law: Case Studies
... if it was done so carelessly as to result in foreseeable injury. In this case Phillips testified that the second shot which struck decedent was meant to be a warning shot which was fired at the ground in decedent's direction rather than in the ...
David Alexander Maxwell, 1993
2
WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy
... with what was at first claimed to be a “warning shot”. At the end of the afternoon , the Americans heard the man had died, and there might be trouble: “There could be some demonstration, the civilian was a son of an Afghan aviation general, ...
David Leigh, Luke Harding, 2011
3
Challenger: New Earth #6
You're sure?" "Absolutely." Keller turned to Lake and very clearly said, "Then they 're not Blood or Kauld, sir. They're Federation. It's got to be a warning shot." Lake squinted at the screen. "Why would Pandora's Box be shooting across space?
Diane Carey, 2000
4
Richard Mallinson's Fast Fiction: Volume One
The man holding the gun to Grayson's back said, 'It was meant to be a warning shot.' Evie wanted to say, 'If that was a warning shot, save me from the real thing.' Instead she said, 'I reckon somebody ought to fetch the sheriff.' 'Now, now, that ...
Richard Mallinson, 2012
5
The Nixon Memo: Political Respectability, Russia, and the Press
It was to be a warning shot at the new administration that Nixon had to be recognized as a player in policy deliberations on Russia and Yeltsin. Once again, the shot was to be fired from the op-ed page of the New York Times. Stone later ...
Marvin Kalb, 1994
6
God, Guns and Government on the Central Australian Frontier
Mototoka's death was to be a warning-shot to our natives, to hold them back from Christianity". Schwarz saw Mototoka's power to deny traditional ways as the work of the Word, expressing itself in a way that the missionaries had not provided ...
Peter Vallee, 2007
7
The Invisible Hands: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Bubbles, ...
The lessons from Iceland, Greece, and Ireland may well prove to be a warning shot in the same way that issues in subprime mortgages foreshadowed what was to transpire more broadly. We in the macro community are often decried for our ...
Steven Drobny, 2011
8
The Long Road Home
“Time to pack it up and go home,” he said and fired what seemed to be a warning shot into the street. EPL looked around, puzzled and then smug. “You missed!” Rick looked at him as if he were sick. “You missed?” “Nope,” Jack said calmly as  ...
Willis Gordon, 2011
9
The federal reporter
Kelley, 60 Ohio App. 382, 21 N.E.2d 602 (Ct.App. Auglaize Co. 1938). In this case Phillips testified that the second shot which struck decedent was meant to be a warning shot which was fired at the ground in decedent's direction rather than in ...
‎1976
10
Seshan: an intimate story
A newspaper reported: "What turned out to be a warning shot was ignored. For almost 50 minutes after that, securitymen did nothing." A "warning shot"? The conclusion was that there was no intention to kill. The intention was to remain a ...
K. Govindan Kutty, 1994

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