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21 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Action Movies

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1. Punch

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What it usually means: A violent overreaction to most situations.

What it means in an action movie: The solution to every problem.

2. Impossible

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What it usually means: Something that can't be done.

What it means in an action movie: Something that can and will be done with a little elbow grease and a few gadgets.

3. Get Down

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What it usually means: To bust a move.

What it means in an action movie: Grenade incoming!

4. Quip

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What it usually means: A moderately clever witticism.

What it means in an action movie: An overwhelmingly cool one-liner that either precedes or follows a villain's demise.

5. The Wire

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What it usually means: A renowned television show.

What it means in an action movie: THE RED WIRE! THE RED ONE!!

6. Leather Jacket

What it usually means: A seasonal accessory.What it means in an action movie: No matter the weather, it's on.
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What it usually means: A seasonal accessory.

What it means in an action movie: No matter the weather, it's on.

7. Danger

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What it usually means: Something people avoid.

What it means in an action movie: A lot of fun.

8. Motor Vehicle

What it usually means: Transportation from A to B.What it means in an action movie: Pretty much exclusively used for high octane chases.
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What it usually means: Transportation from A to B.

What it means in an action movie: Pretty much exclusively used for high octane chases.

9. Cigarettes

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What it usually means: A highly addictive habit that's corrosive to your health.

What it means in an action movie: Sustenance.

10. Nickname

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What it usually means: Some play on your actual name given to you by close friends or family.

What it means in an action movie: Any one of the animal kingdom's top predators.

11. High Stakes

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What it usually means: Occasionally, your games of online poker.

What it means in an action movie: Everything is on the line and literally nothing is safe.

12. Attitude

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What it usually means: A quality that usually doesn't mesh well with others.

What it means in an action movie: A blank-faced, totally nondescript degree of coolness.

13. Justice

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What it usually means: When a court of law passes down a sentence.

What it means in an action movie: A beat-down of unreasonable proportions dished out by a very dangerous and driven individual.

14. Persistent

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What it usually means: Not catching a hint.

What it means in an action movie: An unstoppable force of nature.

15. Explosions

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What it usually means: NEVER a good thing.

What it means in an action movie: Facilitator of grand exits.

16. Revenge

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What it usually means: Countering a prank with a better prank.

What it means in an action movie: To vaporize.

17. Exercise

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What it usually means: A light jog, perhaps?

What it means in an action movie: Enter the montage a weakling; exit it a killing machine.

18. Scar

What it usually means: The mark left on your body after an appendix removal.What it means in an action movie: A badge of fucking honor.
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What it usually means: The mark left on your body after an appendix removal.

What it means in an action movie: A badge of fucking honor.

19. Fight

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What it usually means: One versus one.

What it means in an action movie: One versus infinity in a battle to the death.

20. Fear

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What it usually means: A natural reaction born out of self-preservation.

What it means in an action movie: A wimpy reaction never felt by an action hero.

21. Tough

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What it usually means: Beef jerky.

What it means in an action movie: Chuck Norris.

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