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Verb: shoot (shot)  shoot
  1. Strike with a missile from a weapon
    - hit, pip
  2. Kill by firing a missile
    - pip
  3. Fire a shot
    "the gunman shot away";
    - blast
  4. (movie) make a film or photograph of something
    "shoot a movie";
    - film, take
  5. Send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
    "shoot a glance"
  6. Run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She shot into the yard";
    - dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, whip
  7. Move quickly and violently
    "The car shot down the street";
    - tear, shoot down, charge, buck, bomb [Brit], scream
  8. Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
    "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
  9. (photography) take a photograph
    "I shot the scene of the accident";
    - photograph, snap [informal], photo
  10. Emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
    "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
  11. Cause a sharp and sudden pain in
    "The pain shot up her leg"
  12. Force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
    - inject
  13. Variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colours
    "shoot cloth"
  14. Throw dice, as in a crap game
  15. Spend frivolously and unwisely
    - fritter, frivol away, dissipate, fritter away, fool, fool away
  16. (sport) score
    "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"
  17. Utter fast and forcefully
    "She shot back an answer"
  18. Measure the altitude of by using a sextant
    "shoot a star"
  19. Produce buds, branches, or germinate
    - spud [informal], germinate, pullulate, bourgeon [archaic], burgeon forth, sprout, burgeon
  20. (medicine) give an injection to
    "We shot the glucose into the patient's vein";
    - inject
Noun: shoot  shoot
  1. A new branch
  2. The act of shooting at targets
    "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
Interjection: shoot  shoot
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Exclamation of annoyance
    - blast, bother [Brit], botheration, bummer, curses, dang [N. Amer], damn, damnation, dammit, damn it, darn, dash [Brit], durn [US, dialect], drat, hang, tarnation [N. Amer]

Sounds like: chute, Shute

Derived forms: shot, shoots, shooting

See also: shoot up

Type of: ache, administer, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, cast, consume, contrive, discharge, dispense, emit, enclose, enter, fire, give off, give out, grow, hasten, hie [archaic], hit, hotfoot, hurry, hurt, inclose, injure, insert, interweave, introduce, kill, let loose, let out, measure, measure out, mensurate, pelt along, project, put down, put in, race, rack up, record, rush, rush along, score, shooting, shot, smart, speed, sprout, squander, step on it, stick in, tally, throw, travel rapidly, utter, ware [archaic], waste, weave, wound, zip

Encyclopedia: Shoot, Shovel and Shut-Up