shot

Definitions of shot
  1. noun
    the act of firing a projectile
    synonyms: shooting
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    shoot
    the act of shooting at targets
    countershot
    a return shot; a retaliatory shot
    discharge, firing, firing off
    the act of discharging a gun
    gunfire, gunshot
    the act of shooting a gun
    headshot
    a shot aimed at a person's head
    shellfire
    shooting artillery shells
    potshot
    a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
    gun
    the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies
    enfilade, enfilade fire
    gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation
    snipe
    a gunshot from a concealed location
    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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    actuation, propulsion
    the act of propelling
  2. noun
    the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
    synonyms: blastoff
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    rocket firing, rocket launching
    the launching of a rocket or missile under its own power
  3. noun
    a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    “the shot buzzed past his ear”
    synonyms: pellet
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    BB, BB shot
    a small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun
    bird shot, buckshot, duck shot
    small lead shot for shotgun shells
    grape, grapeshot
    a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot
    ball, musket ball
    a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
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    missile, projectile
    a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a target but is not self-propelled
  4. noun
    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    “his parting shot was `drop dead'”
    synonyms: barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, slam
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    cheap shot
    an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
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    comment, input, remark
    a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
  5. noun
    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”
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    cheap shot
    an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence
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    blow, buffet
    a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
  6. noun
    a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    “he is a crack shot
    synonyms: shooter
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    crack shot, marksman, sharpshooter
    someone skilled in shooting
    gun, gunman
    a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
    trapshooter
    a person who engages in shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled into the air by a trap
    deadeye
    a dead shot
    franc-tireur
    a sharpshooter (in the French army)
    rifleman
    someone skilled in the use of a rifle
    sniper
    a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place
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    expert, pundit
    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  7. noun
    (sports) 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
    synonyms: stroke
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    break
    the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
    cannon, carom
    a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
    masse, masse shot
    a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
    miscue
    a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
    cut, undercut
    (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
    swipe
    a sweeping stroke or blow
    tennis shot, tennis stroke
    the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket
    baseball swing, cut, swing
    in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
    golf shot, golf stroke, swing
    the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
    return
    a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player
    serve, service
    (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    downswing
    a swing downward of a golf club
    fade, slice, slicing
    a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    draw, hook, hooking
    a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    drive, driving
    hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    explosion
    a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
    putt, putting
    hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter
    approach, approach shot
    a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
    sclaff
    a poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball
    shank
    a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball
    teeoff
    the act of hitting a golf ball from the teeing ground at the start of each hole
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    maneuver, manoeuvre, play
    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
  8. noun
    an attempt to score in a game
    “his shot hit the rim and bounced out”
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    basketball shot
    throwing the basketball toward the hoop
    slapshot
    a fast shot made with a short powerful swing of the hockey stick
    headshot
    an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head
    bank shot
    a basketball shot that bounces off of the backboard before passing through the hoop
    dunk, dunk shot, stuff shot
    a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
    finger-roll
    a basketball shot that rolls off the tips of the fingers into the basket
    charity shot, charity throw, charity toss, foul shot, free throw, penalty free throw
    an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul
    hook, hook shot
    a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
    jump shot, jumper
    (basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
    lay-up, layup
    a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
    pivot shot
    a one-handed basketball shot made while whirling on the pivot foot
    set shot
    a two-handed basketball shot from a stationary position
    scoop shot
    a basketball shot made with an underhand scooping motion
    tip in
    a basketball shot made by tapping the rebounding ball back into the basket
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    attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  9. noun
    a chance to do something
    “he wanted a shot at the champion”
    synonyms: crack
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    chance, opportunity
    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
  10. noun
    informal words for any attempt or effort
    “he gave it his best shot
    synonyms: stab
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    attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try
    earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  11. noun
    an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
    “he tried to get unposed shots of his friends”
    synonyms: snap, snapshot
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    exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  12. noun
    a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
    synonyms: scene
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    outtake
    a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film
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    exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  13. noun
    the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    “the nurse gave him a flu shot
    synonyms: injection
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    intradermal injection
    an injection into the skin
    intramuscular injection
    an injection into a muscle
    intravenous injection
    an injection into a vein
    subcutaneous injection
    an injection under the skin
    fix
    something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
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    medical aid, medical care
    professional treatment for illness or injury
  14. noun
    a small drink of liquor
    “he poured a shot of whiskey”
    synonyms: nip
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    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
  15. noun
    an estimate based on little or no information
    synonyms: dead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesswork
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    approximation, estimate, estimation, idea
    an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
  16. noun
    sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
    “he trained at putting the shot
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    sports equipment
    equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
  17. noun
    an explosive charge used in blasting
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    burster, bursting charge, charge, explosive charge
    a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
  18. adjective
    varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    synonyms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent
    colorful, colourful
    having striking color
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