Shoot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃuːt|  American pronunciation of the word shoot
Brit.  |ʃuːt|  British pronunciation of the word shoot
irregular verb:  p.t. — shot  p.p. — shot


- a new branch
- the act of shooting at targets
they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer


- hit with a missile from a weapon (syn: hit, pip)
- kill by firing a missile (syn: pip)
- fire a shot (syn: blast)
- make a film or photograph of something (syn: film, take)
shoot a movie
- send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
shoot a glance
- run or move very quickly or hastily (syn: dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud)
- move quickly and violently (syn: buck, charge, shoot down, tear)
- throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
shoot craps
shoot a golf ball
- record on photographic film (syn: photograph, snap)
- emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
- cause a sharp and sudden pain in
- force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing (syn: inject)
- variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
shoot cloth
- throw dice, as in a crap game
- spend frivolously and unwisely (syn: dissipate, fool, fool away, fritter)
- score
shoot a basket
shoot a goal
- utter fast and forcefully
- measure the altitude of by using a sextant
shoot a star
- produce buds, branches, or germinate (syn: bourgeon, germinate, pullulate, sprout, spud)
- give an injection to (syn: inject)

Extra examples

Does this gun shoot accurately?

He shot at the deer.

The enemy was shooting at the rescue helicopter.

She shot the arrow into the air.

I tried shooting a gun for the first time.

He shot a spitball into the girl's hair.

He shot two deer this hunting season.

The police shot the suspect in the leg.

She accidentally shot herself in the foot.

Small green shoots grew from the base of the tree.

She is currently on a movie shoot in London.

He was shot in the chest.

The castle tower has been shot away.

The lower part of his face was all shot away.

The soldier avoided military duty by shooting off one of his toes.

Phrasal verbs

shoot down  — move quickly and violently
shoot up  — rise dramatically

Word forms

I/you/we/they: shoot
he/she/it: shoots
present participle: shooting
past tense: shot
past participle: shot
singular: shoot
plural: shoots
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