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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)

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.

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."