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
- 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)
- send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
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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.

a stunt in which she was shot from a cannon

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.

Phrasal verbs

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

Word forms

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