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point-blank
American English: /ˈpɔɪnt ˈˌblæŋk/
British English: /pɔɪntˈblaŋk/

Translation of point-blank in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (close) at point-blank range
    Example sentences
    • The troubles in Limerick city continue with the point-blank shooting of a 30-year-old in Moyross by two masked gunmen.
    • In the presence of the German military attaché, one of these CHEKA officials fired five shots almost point-blank at the ambassador.
    • Switching to its cannon, Stephanie attempted to deliver a point-blank shot, which would be within the MW field's range.
  • 2 (blunt, forceful)
    (refusal)
    rotundo
    categórico
    (question)
    directo
    Example sentences
    • If Mother couldn't open up to Christina, especially in the face of a point-blank question, she couldn't open up to anyone.
    • Even if it's yes, given that I am asked such a point-blank question at a volume audible to the other colleagues, I have to keep up the straight face, put on the steady voice, maintain the poise and give a negative answer.
    • During our interview, Tory rode the middle on most issues, qualifying his policy statements with casualness and indifference when questioned point-blank.

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