- (transitive) To fire a projectile or energy weapon at.
- The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
- (intransitive, usually, as imperative) To begin to speak.
- — Can I ask you a question?
- — Shoot.
- — Okay, when was the battle of Hastings fought?
- (transitive) To hit with a projectile or energy beam from such a weapon.
- He was shot by a police officer.
- (intransitive) To move very quickly and suddenly.
- After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.
- 1884: Mark Twain , The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Chapter VII
- It didn't take me long to get there. I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
- (transitive) To dismiss or do away with.
- His idea was shot on sight.
- (transitive) To photograph.
- He shot the couple in a variety of poses.
- He shot seventeen stills.
- (professional wrestling) To deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed-to script).
- (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
- (sports) To make the stated score.
- In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
- (slang) To ejaculate.
- After a very short time, he shot his load over the carpet.
- To go over or pass quickly through.
- shoot the rapids
- (transitive) To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
- To inject. For example heroin.
- For examples of the usage of this term see the citations page.
NounShoot (plural Shoots)
- The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
- A photography session.
- (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.
- A mild expletive, expressing disbelief or disdain
- Didn't you have a concert tonight?
- Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...
Adverbs for Shoot
accurately; obliquely; involuntarily; professionally; skillfully; fatally; tragically; maniacally; blindly; wildly.
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From Middle English, from Old English scēotan, from Proto-Germanic *skeutanan, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keud-. Cognate with Dutch schieten, German schießen, Swedish skjuta; and also Russian кидать (kidát') and Lithuanian skudrùs.
- The translations below need to be checked.