- Verb: shoot (shot) shoot
Noun: shoot shoot
- Hit with a missile from a weapon
- A new branch
- The act of shooting at targets
"they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
Sounds like: chute
Derived forms: shoots, shot, shooting
See also: shoot up, shooter, shooting
Type of: ache, administer, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, cast, consume, contrive, discharge, dispense, emit, enclose, enter, fire, give off, give out, grow, hasten, hie [archaic], hit, hotfoot, hurt, inclose, injure, insert, interweave, introduce, kill, let loose, let out, measure, measure out, mensurate, pelt along, project, put down, put in, race, rack up, record, rush, rush along, score, shooting, shot, smart, speed, sprout, squander, step on it, stick in, tally, throw, utter, ware, waste, weave, wound
Encyclopedia: Shoot Shoot, shovel, and shut up
tr. & in. to inject a specific drug into the bloodstream.
• He actually had to leave the meeting to shoot.
• The two of them were shooting up skag.
Exclam. A euphemism for 'shit'. [Orig. U.S.]
To straighten the edge of a board with a plane, 1.
verb [no obj] (shot, shot /; AmE /)
1 (used with an adverb or preposition)
to increase very quickly:
Profits shot up 40% last year.
The dollar briefly shot above 120 yen. See note at INCREASE
2 (used with an adverb or preposition)
to become important, powerful, famous, etc. suddenly or quickly:
They think he will shoot to the top of the company.
She shot to fame by building up the company from nothing into a stock market star.
shoot for sth (AmE)
to try to achieve or get sth, especially sth difficult:
We've been shooting for a pay raise for months.
"To detonate an explosive, used to break coal loose from a seam or in blasting operation or in a borehole."
vt shot ; shoot·ing
1 : to give an injection to
2 : to take or administer (as a drug) by hypodermic needle