shoot

Primary Meanings of shoot

1.
vn
fire a shot
the act of shooting at targets
2.
v
send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
3.
vn
produce buds, branches, or germinate
a new branch
4.
v
record on photographic film
5.
v
move quickly and violently
6.
v
spend frivolously and unwisely
7.
v
measure the altitude of by using a sextant
8.
v
variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
Full Definitions of shoot
1

v fire a shot

Synonyms:
blast
hit, pip
hit with a missile from a weapon
Types:
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blaze, blaze away
shoot rapidly and repeatedly
overshoot
shoot beyond or over (a target)
sharpshoot, snipe
aim and shoot with great precision
fire, open fire
start firing a weapon
gun
shoot with a gun
pump
deliver forth
machine gun
shoot with a machine gun
Type of:
discharge, fire
cause to go off

v hit with a missile from a weapon

Synonyms:
hit, pip
hit, strike
make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
blast
fire a shot
pip
kill by firing a missile
Types:
gun down
strike down or shoot down
grass
shoot down, of birds
kneecap
shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning
Type of:
injure, wound
cause injuries or bodily harm to

v kill by firing a missile

Synonyms:
pip
hit, pip
hit with a missile from a weapon
Types:
flight
shoot a bird in flight
pick off
shoot one by one
Type of:
kill
cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

n the act of shooting at targets

“they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer”
Types:
skeet, skeet shooting, trapshooting
the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird
Type of:
shooting, shot
the act of firing a projectile
2

v send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly

shoot a glance”
Type of:
cast, contrive, project, throw
put or send forth

v emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully

“The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth”
Type of:
emit, give off, give out
give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

v utter fast and forcefully

“She shot back an answer”
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

Synonyms:
inject
inject
give an injection to
Type of:
enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in
introduce

v give an injection to

Synonyms:
inject
inject
force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
Types:
infuse
introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes
immunise, immunize, inoculate, vaccinate
perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
Type of:
administer, dispense
give or apply (medications)

v throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

shoot craps”
shoot a golf ball”
Types:
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dunk
make a dunk shot, in basketball
break
make the opening shot that scatters the balls
chip
play a chip shot
carom
make a carom
birdie
shoot in one stroke under par
double birdie, eagle
shoot two strokes under par
double bogey
to shoot two strokes over par
bogey
to shoot in one stroke over par
knuckle
shoot a marble while keeping one's knuckles on the ground
slam-dunk
make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk
Type of:
hit
cause to move by striking

v throw dice, as in a crap game

Type of:
throw
throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

v score

shoot a basket”
shoot a goal”
Type of:
hit, rack up, score, tally
gain points in a game
3

v produce buds, branches, or germinate

Synonyms:
bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, sprout, spud
germinate
cause to grow or sprout
Type of:
grow
increase in size by natural process

n a new branch

Types:
sucker
a shoot arising from a plant's roots
tiller
a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass
Type of:
sprout
any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
4

v record on photographic film

Synonyms:
photograph, snap
film, take
make a film or photograph of something
Types:
retake
photograph again
x-ray
take an x-ray of something or somebody
Type of:
enter, put down, record
make a record of; set down in permanent form

v make a film or photograph of something

shoot a movie”
Synonyms:
film, take
photograph, snap
record on photographic film
Types:
reshoot
shoot again
Type of:
enter, put down, record
make a record of; set down in permanent form
5

v move quickly and violently

Synonyms:
buck, charge, shoot down, tear
dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud
run or move very quickly or hastily
Types:
rip
move precipitously or violently
Type of:
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast

v run or move very quickly or hastily

Synonyms:
dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud
buck, charge, shoot down, tear
move quickly and violently
Types:
plunge
dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
Type of:
belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
move fast

v cause a sharp and sudden pain in

“The pain shot up her leg”
Type of:
ache, hurt, smart
be the source of pain
6

v spend frivolously and unwisely

Synonyms:
dissipate, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away
Type of:
consume, squander, ware, waste
spend extravagantly
7

v measure the altitude of by using a sextant

shoot a star”
Type of:
measure, measure out, mensurate
determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
8

v variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors

shoot cloth”
Type of:
interweave, weave
interlace by or as if by weaving

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