Translation: from spanish

a warning shot

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  • Warning shot — shot or gunshot intended to call attention and demand some action.During the 18th Century, a warning shot could be fired towards any ship whose colours (nationality) had to be ascertained. According to the law of the sea, a ship thus hailed had… …   Wikipedia

  • Warning Shot — is a 1967 movie about a police sergeant who kills a man in self defense while on a stakeout. Then, he must clear his name when the gun that was pulled on him disappears. It is based on the novel 711 Officer Needs Help by Whit Masterson. It stars… …   Wikipedia

  • warning shot — gunshot into the sky to warn someone that a person is armed and prepared to fire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Warning Shot —    Voir L assassin est il coupable? …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • shot — shot1 [ʃɔt US ʃa:t] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(gun)¦ 2¦(bullets)¦ 3¦(attempt to score)¦ 4¦(photograph)¦ 5¦(film/tv)¦ 6¦(attempt)¦ 7 give something your best shot 8 be a long shot 9 a 10 to 1 shot/50 to 1 shot etc 10 a shot in the dark …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shot — n. act of shooting 1) to fire, take a shot at (she took a shot at him) 2) a random; warning shot 3) a pistol; rifle shot marksman 4) a bad; crack, good shot throw, kick of the ball to score points 5) (esp. basketball) to make, sink; miss; take a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shot — [[t]ʃɒ̱t[/t]] ♦♦ shots 1) Shot is the past tense and past participle of shoot. 2) N COUNT A shot is an act of firing a gun. He had murdered Perceval at point blank range with a single shot... A man fired a volley of shots at them. 3) N COUNT: adj …   English dictionary

  • warning — warn|ing1 W2S3 [ˈwo:nıŋ US ˈwo:rn ] n 1.) [U and C] something, especially a statement, that tells you that something bad, dangerous, or annoying might happen so that you can be ready or avoid it warning of ▪ a warning of floods warning about ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • warning — I. noun Date: before 12th century 1. the act of warning ; the state of being warned < he had warning of his illness > 2. something that warns or serves to warn; especially a notice or bulletin that alerts the public to an imminent hazard (as a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shot across the bow — A shot across the bow is a warning to tell someone to stop doing something or face very serious consequences …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Warning (Green Day song) — Single infobox Name = Warning Artist = Green Day from Album = Warning Released = December 11, 2000 Format = CD Recorded = 2000 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 3:42 Label = Reprise Producer = Rob Cavallo Chart position = * #3 (US Modern Rock) *… …   Wikipedia


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