shoot

Definitions of shoot
  1. verb
    fire a shot
    synonyms: blast
    hit, pip
    hit with a missile from a weapon
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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
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    discharge, fire
    cause to go off
  2. verb
    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
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    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
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    injure, wound
    cause injuries or bodily harm to
  3. verb
    kill by firing a missile
    synonyms: pip
    hit, pip
    hit with a missile from a weapon
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    flight
    shoot a bird in flight
    pick off
    shoot one by one
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    kill
    cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly
  4. noun
    the act of shooting at targets
    “they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer”
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    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
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    shooting, shot
    the act of firing a projectile
  5. verb
    send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
    shoot a glance”
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    cast, contrive, project, throw
    put or send forth
  6. verb
    emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
    “The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth”
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    emit, give off, give out
    give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
  7. verb
    utter fast and forcefully
    “She shot back an answer”
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    emit, let loose, let out, utter
    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  8. verb
    force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
    synonyms: inject
    inject
    give an injection to
  9. verb
    give an injection to
    synonyms: inject
    inject
    force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
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    infuse
    introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes
    immunise, immunize, inoculate, vaccinate
    perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
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    administer, dispense
    give or apply (medications)
  10. verb
    throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
    shoot craps”
    shoot a golf ball”
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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
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    hit
    cause to move by striking
  11. verb
    throw dice, as in a crap game
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    throw
    throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
  12. verb
    score
    shoot a basket”
    shoot a goal”
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    hit, rack up, score, tally
    gain points in a game
  13. verb
    produce buds, branches, or germinate
    synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, sprout, spud
    germinate
    cause to grow or sprout
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    grow
    increase in size by natural process
  14. noun
    a new branch
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    sucker
    a shoot arising from a plant's roots
    tiller
    a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass
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    sprout
    any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
  15. verb
    record on photographic film
    synonyms: photograph, snap
    film, take
    make a film or photograph of something
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    retake
    photograph again
    x-ray
    take an x-ray of something or somebody
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    enter, put down, record
    make a record of; set down in permanent form
  16. verb
    make a film or photograph of something
    shoot a movie”
    synonyms: film, take
    photograph, snap
    record on photographic film
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    reshoot
    shoot again
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    enter, put down, record
    make a record of; set down in permanent form
  17. verb
    move quickly and violently
    synonyms: buck, charge, shoot down, tear
    dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud
    run or move very quickly or hastily
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    rip
    move precipitously or violently
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    belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
    move fast
  18. verb
    run or move very quickly or hastily
    synonyms: dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud
    buck, charge, shoot down, tear
    move quickly and violently
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    plunge
    dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
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    belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it
    move fast
  19. verb
    cause a sharp and sudden pain in
    “The pain shot up her leg”
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    ache, hurt, smart
    be the source of pain
  20. verb
    spend frivolously and unwisely
  21. verb
    measure the altitude of by using a sextant
    shoot a star”
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    measure, measure out, mensurate
    determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
  22. verb
    variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
    shoot cloth”
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    interweave, weave
    interlace by or as if by weaving
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