1 a new branch
2 the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
2 kill by firing a missile [syn: pip]
3 fire a shot
5 send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance"
6 run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard" [syn: dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash]
7 move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office" [syn: tear, shoot down, charge, buck]
8 throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
9 record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President" [syn: photograph, snap]
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 hydrogen into the balloon" [syn: inject]
13 variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth"
14 throw dice, as in a crap game
15 spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance" [syn: 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; "the potatoes sprouted" [syn: spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout]
20 give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein" [syn: inject] [also: shot]shot adj : varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent" [syn: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent]
1 an attempt to score in a game
2 (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot require good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot" [syn: stroke]
3 the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate" [syn: shooting]
4 a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion" [syn: crack]
5 the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot" [syn: injection]
6 a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear" [syn: pellet]
7 an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends" [syn: snapshot, snap]
8 a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film [syn: scene]
9 informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting" [syn: stab]
10 an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe]
11 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"
12 a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey" [syn: nip]
13 sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"
14 a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter" [syn: shooter]
15 the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination [syn: blastoff]
16 an explosive charge used in blasting
17 an estimate based on little or no information [syn: guess, guesswork, guessing, dead reckoning] [also: shotting, shotted]shot See shoot [also: shotting, shotted]
- Finnish: kulunut
Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance
- Finnish: väsynyt, poikki
- (South African) Thank you.
- The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
- The shot was wide of the mark.
- The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
- They took the lead on a last-minute shot.
- The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
- Small metal balls used as ammunition.
- A solid metal armor-piercing projectile having no bursting charge, that was in use mainly during World War II.
- A chance, or an attempt.
- I'd like just one more shot at winning this game.
- A payment (of a bill), a scot or shout.
- A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle. About 44 millilitres; 1.5 ounces. "pony shot"= 30 millilitres; 1 fluid ounce
- In the context of "prison}} A spoon of coffee.
The term shot may refer to:
- A single round, or bullet, fired from a firearm or cannon
- Shot (film), a part of a film between two cuts
- A measure of an alcoholic beverage (see shot glass)
- Lead shot, an iron or lead projectile, used in shotgun cartridges and other weapons
- A type of solid projectile used in muzzle-loading cannon
- The condition of having sustained a gunshot injury
In Popular culture:
- A small amount of coffee or other liquid, served plain by itself, with flavoured cremes, or used in the preparation of other drinks
- Shot (song), a song by the Finnish rock band The Rasmus
- Shot, a Croatian music producer, mainly associated with Edo Maajka
- Shot Rev. 2.0, a video album by the rock band The Sisters of Mercy
- A colloquial term used in South Africa meaning "Thank you"
- An energy drink popular in Europe
- A length of chain, equal to 15 fathoms or 90 feet (used in maritime language)
- An injection of medicine performed using a syringe and hypodermic needle
- Shot silk, a type of silk woven from warp and weft strands of two or more different colours
- Society for the History of Technology, a professional society for historians of technology
shot in Czech: Střela
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