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Definition of "shoot" []

  • To hit, wound, or kill with a missile fired from a weapon. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove or destroy by firing or projecting a missile: shot out the window. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (a hole, for example) by firing a weapon. (verb-transitive)
  • To fire or let fly (a missile) from a weapon. (verb-transitive)
  • To discharge (a weapon). (verb-transitive)
  • To hit, wound, damage, or kill with a missile discharged from a weapon (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To discharge (a missile or missiles) from a weapon (verb)
  • To fire (a weapon) or (of a weapon) to be fired (verb)
  • To send out or be sent out as if from a weapon (verb)
  • To move very rapidly; dart (verb)
  • To slide or push into or out of a fastening (verb)
  • To emit (a ray of light) or (of a ray of light) to be emitted (verb)
  • To go or pass quickly over or through (verb)
  • To hunt game with a gun for sport (verb)
  • To pass over (an area) in hunting game (verb)
  • To extend or cause to extend; project (verb)
  • To discharge down or as if down a chute (verb)
  • (of a plant) to produce (buds, branches, etc) (verb)
  • (of a seed) to germinate (verb)
  • To photograph or record (a sequence, subject, etc) (verb)
  • To variegate or streak, as with colour (verb)
  • To hit or propel (the ball, etc) towards the goal (verb)
  • To score (points, strokes, etc) (verb)
  • To plane (a board) to produce a straight edge (verb)
  • To detonate (verb)
  • To measure the altitude of (a celestial body) (verb)
  • To inject (someone, esp oneself) with (a drug, esp heroin) (verb)
  • The act of shooting (noun)
  • The action or motion of something that is shot (noun)
  • The first aerial part of a plant to develop from a germinating seed (noun)
  • Any new growth of a plant, such as a bud, young branch, etc (noun)
  • A meeting or party organized for hunting game with guns (noun)
  • An area or series of coverts and woods where game can be hunted with guns (noun)
  • A steep descent in a stream; rapid (noun)
  • A photographic assignment (noun)
  • A narrow workable vein of ore (noun)
  • The reach of a shot (noun)
  • An exclamation expressing disbelief, scepticism, disgust, disappointment, etc (exclamation)

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Use "shoot" in a sentence
  • ""They come all day long," my poor friend went on, "and all of them are trash, rubbish that they shoot here; _shoot_, ha! ha '" and he took down"
  • "You, foreigner, if I tell you to shoot -- _shoot_ -- but not before! ""
  • "This looks like the perfect refreshing summer pasta dinner; but I have to confess, I don't even know what a pea shoot is and would have thought it was some kind of schoolboy weapon until now."