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Noun: shooting  shoo-ting
  1. The act of firing a projectile
    "his shooting was slow but accurate";
    - shot
  2. Killing someone by gunfire
    "when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"
Verb: shoot (shot)  shoot
  1. Strike with a missile from a weapon
    - hit, pip
  2. Kill by firing a gun
    - pip [informal], smoke [N. Amer, informal], blow away [informal]
  3. Fire a shot; release
    "the gunman shot away";
    - blast
  4. 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 [informal], scud, flash, whip [informal]
  7. Move quickly and violently
    "The car shot down the street";
    - tear [informal], shoot down, charge, buck, bomb [Brit, informal], scream [informal]
  8. Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
    "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
  9. Take a photograph
    "I shot the scene of the accident";
    - photograph, snap [informal], photo [informal]
  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. 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 [archaic], sprout, burgeon [archaic]
  20. Give an injection to
    "We shot the glucose into the patient's vein";
    - inject

Derived forms: shootings

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

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