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Noun: shot  shót
  1. The act of firing a projectile
    "his shot was slow but accurate";
    - shooting
  2. A solid missile discharged from a firearm
    "the shot buzzed past his ear";
    - pellet
  3. (sport) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot";
    - stroke
  4. A chance to do something
    "he wanted a shot at the champion";
    - crack
  5. A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    "he is a crack shot";
    - shooter
  6. A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
    - scene
  7. The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    "the nurse gave him a flu shot";
    - injection, jab [Brit]
  8. A small drink of liquor
    "he poured a shot of whiskey";
    - nip, slug
  9. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    "his parting shot was 'drop dead'";
    - shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe
  10. An estimate based on little or no information
    - guess, guesswork, guessing, dead reckoning
  11. An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
    "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends";
    - snapshot, snap [informal]
  12. Sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
    "he trained at putting the shot"
  13. An explosive charge used in blasting
  14. A blow hard enough to cause injury
    "he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"; "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
  15. An attempt to score in a game
  16. (informal) any attempt or effort
    "he gave it his best shot";
    - stab
  17. The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
    - blastoff
Adjective: shot  shót
  1. Varying in colour when seen in different lights or from different angles
    "shot silk";
    - changeable, chatoyant, iridescent
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

Derived forms: shots

See also: colorful [US], colourful [Brit, Cdn], shoot up

Type of: ache, actuation, administer, approximation, attempt, belt along, blow, bucket along, burster, bursting charge, cannonball along, cast, chance, charge, comment, consume, contrive, discharge, dispense, effort, emit, enclose, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], enter, estimate, estimation, expert, explosive charge, exposure, fire, give off, give out, grow, hasten, hie [archaic], hit, hotfoot, hurry, hurt, idea, inclose, injure, input, insert, interweave, introduce, kill, let loose, let out, maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], measure, measure out, medical aid, medical care, mensurate, missile, opportunity, pelt along, photo, photograph, pic [informal], piccy [informal], picture, play, project, projectile, propulsion, put down, put in, race, rack up, record, remark, rocket firing, rocket launching, rush, rush along, score, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, smart, speed, sports equipment, squander, step on it, stick in, tally, throw, travel rapidly, try, utter, ware [archaic], waste, weave, wound, zip

Part of: canister, canister shot, case shot, film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

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