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Definition of 'shot'

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Noun

  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"
       Synonyms: stroke
  3. the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
       Synonyms: shooting
  4. a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
       Synonyms: crack
  5. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
       Synonyms: injection
  6. a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: snapshot snap
  8. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
       Synonyms: scene
  9. informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: shooter
  15. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
       Synonyms: blastoff
  16. an explosive charge used in blasting
  17. an estimate based on little or no information
       Synonyms: guess guesswork guessing dead reckoning

Adjective

  1. varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
       Synonyms: changeable chatoyant iridescent


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