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Definition of 'shoot'


  1. a new branch
  2. the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"


  1. hit with a missile from a weapon
       Synonyms: hit pip
  2. kill by firing a missile
       Synonyms: pip
  3. fire a shot
  4. make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
       Synonyms: film take
  5. send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance"
  6. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
       Synonyms: dart dash scoot scud flash
  7. move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: spud germinate pullulate bourgeon burgeon forth sprout
  20. give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
       Synonyms: inject

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