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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, informal]
  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 [informal], 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
  18. Throwing the basketball toward the hoop
    "his shot hit the rim and bounced out";
    - basketball shot
Adjective: shot  shót
  1. Varying in colour when seen in different lights or from different angles
    "shot silk";
    - changeable, chatoyant, iridescent
  2. [informal] Used until no longer useful
    - raddled, worn-out
  3. [informal] Extremely exhausted
    - knackered [Brit, informal], drained, zonked [informal], zonked out [informal], stonkered [Brit, Austral, NZ, informal], deadbeat [Brit, informal], shagged out [Brit, informal], shagged [Brit, informal], shattered [Brit, informal], exhausted, dog-tired [informal], fagged [Brit, informal], fatigued, played out, spent, washed-out, worn-out, worn out, gone, fried [N. Amer, informal], pooped [N. Amer, informal]
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: shots

See also: colorful [US], colourful [Brit, Cdn], tired, worn

Type of: ache, actuation, administer, approximation, attempt, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], blow, bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], burster, bursting charge, 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 [informal], pelt along [informal], photo, photograph, pic [informal], piccy [informal], picture, play, project, projectile, propulsion, put down, put in, race, rack up, record, remark, rocket [informal], rocket firing, rocket launching, rush, rush along, score, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, smart, speed, sports equipment, squander, step on it [informal], stick in, tally, throw, travel rapidly, try, utter, ware [archaic], waste, weave, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], wound, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Part of: basketball, basketball game, canister, canister shot, case shot, film, flick [informal], hoops, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic [informal], picture, picture show

Encyclopedia: Shot, Stabbed and Fooled

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