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shoot

noun (n)

  • a new branch (noun.plant)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of shooting at targets (noun.act)
    Example:
    They hold a shoot every weekend during the summer.
    source: wordnet30
  • An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • hit with a missile from a weapon (verb.competition)
    Synonym: hit, pip
    source: wordnet30
  • kill by firing a missile (verb.social)
    Synonym: pip
    source: wordnet30
  • fire a shot (verb.competition)
    Synonym: blast
    source: wordnet30
  • make a film or photograph of something (verb.communication)
    Synonym: film, take
    Example:
    Shoot a movie.
    source: wordnet30
  • send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Shoot a glance.
    source: wordnet30
  • run or move very quickly or hastily (verb.motion)
    Synonym: dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud
    source: wordnet30
  • move quickly and violently (verb.motion)
    Synonym: buck, charge, shoot down, tear
    source: wordnet30
  • throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Shoot craps.
    Shoot a golf ball.
    source: wordnet30
  • record on photographic film (verb.communication)
    Synonym: photograph, snap
    source: wordnet30
  • emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully (verb.weather)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause a sharp and sudden pain in (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing (verb.contact)
    Synonym: inject
    source: wordnet30
  • variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Shoot cloth.
    source: wordnet30
  • throw dice, as in a crap game (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • spend frivolously and unwisely (verb.consumption)
    source: wordnet30
  • score (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Shoot a basket.
    Shoot a goal.
    source: wordnet30
  • utter fast and forcefully (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • measure the altitude of by using a sextant (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Shoot a star.
    source: wordnet30
  • produce buds, branches, or germinate (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • give an injection to (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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