Looking for a word to describe being shot by a sniper

Is there a verb that characterizes being shot by someone from a hiding place, perhaps at long range, like a sniper?


snipe is exactly the verb you are looking for. My Chambers dictionary gives two shades of the verb, neither has any hint that it’s a slang or childish word.

intransitive verb
1. to shoot snipe [the bird] for sport
2. to shoot at individuals from a position of (usually distant) cover
3. to attack or criticize, especially from a position of security

transitive verb
to pick off by rifle fire from (usually distant) cover

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