shoot

shoot1 W2S2 [ʃu:t] v past tense and past participle shot [ʃɔt US ʃa:t]
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1¦(kill/injure)¦
2¦(fire a gun etc)¦
3¦(birds/animals)¦
4¦(move quickly)¦
5¦(try to score)¦
6¦(look at somebody)¦
7¦(photograph/film)¦
8¦(pain)¦
9 shoot it out (with somebody)
10 shoot yourself in the foot
11 shoot questions at somebody
12 shoot your mouth off
13 shoot the bull/breeze
14 shoot
15 shoot from the hip
16 shoot to fame/stardom/prominence
17 shoot to number 1/to the top of the charts etc
18 shoot hoops/baskets
19 shoot the rapids
20 shoot pool
21 shoot craps
22¦(plants)¦
23¦(lock on a door)¦
24 have shot your bolt
25 shoot your load
Phrasal verbs
 shoot somebody/something<=>down
 shoot for/at something
 shoot off
 shoot through
 shoot up
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[: Old English; Origin: sceotan]
1.) ¦(KILL/INJURE)¦ [T]
to deliberately kill or injure someone using a gun
Police shot one suspect when he pulled a gun on them.
Smith killed his wife, and then shot himself.
A woman was shot dead in an attempted robbery.
shoot sb in the leg/head etc
He had been shot in the back while trying to escape.
The guards have orders to shoot intruders on sight (=shoot them as soon as they see them) .
2.) ¦(FIRE A GUN ETC)¦ [I and T]
to make a bullet or ↑arrow come from a weapon
Don't shoot! I'm coming out with my hands up.
shoot at
Two guys walked in and started shooting at people.
The soldiers had orders to shoot to kill (=shoot at someone with the intention of killing them) .
shoot bullets/arrows
They shot arrows from behind the thick bushes.
shoot a gun/rifle etc
Tod's grandfather taught him to shoot a rifle.
3.) ¦(BIRDS/ANIMALS)¦ [I and T]
to shoot and kill animals or birds as a sport
They spent the weekend in Scotland shooting grouse.
4.) ¦(MOVE QUICKLY)¦ [I,T always + adverb/preposition]
to move quickly in a particular direction, or to make something move in this way
She shot past me and ran into the house.
The cat shot across the garden, and up a tree.
'Where does cotton come from?' Ron's hand shot up. 'America, Miss!'
The fountain shoots water 20 feet into the air.
5.) ¦(TRY TO SCORE)¦ [I and T]
to kick or throw a ball in a sport such as football or ↑basketball towards the place where you can get a point
Giggs shot from the halfway line.
6.) ¦(LOOK AT SOMEBODY)¦
shoot sb a look/glance also shoot a glance at sb
to look at someone quickly, especially so that other people do not see, to show them how you feel
shoot sb a quick/sharp/warning etc look/glance
'You're welcome to stay as long as you like.' Michelle shot him a furious glance.
Jack shot an anxious look at his mother.
7.) ¦(PHOTOGRAPH/FILM)¦ [I and T]
to take photographs or make a film of something
The movie was shot in New Zealand.
8.) ¦(PAIN)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
if pain shoots through your body, you feel it going quickly through it
shoot through/along
A sharp pain suddenly shot along his arm.
shooting pains
(=continuous short pains passing through your body)
9.) shoot it out (with sb)
if people shoot it out, they fight using guns, especially until one person or group is killed or defeated by the other
a scene in which the cops shoot it out with the drug dealers
10.) shoot yourself in the foot
to say or do something stupid that will cause you a lot of trouble
If he keeps talking, pretty soon he'll shoot himself in the foot.
11.) shoot questions at sb
to ask someone a lot of questions very quickly
The prosecutor shot a series of rapid questions at Hendrickson.
12.) shoot your mouth off informal
to talk about something that you should not talk about or that you know nothing about
Don't go shooting your mouth off.
13.) shoot the bull/breeze
AmE informal to have an informal conversation about unimportant things
Cal and I were sitting on the porch, shooting the breeze.
14.) shoot
AmE spoken used to tell someone to start speaking
'I have a few questions.' 'OK, shoot.'
15.) shoot from the hip
to say what you think in a direct way, or make a decision very quickly, without thinking about it first
16.) shoot to fame/stardom/prominence
to suddenly become very famous
Brian, an air steward, shot to fame on the television show 'Big Brother'.
17.) shoot to number 1/to the top of the charts etc
to suddenly become very successful in the popular music charts (=the list of records that have sold the most copies that week)
Westlife's new album shot straight to the top of the charts.
18.) shoot hoops/baskets informal
to practise throwing ↑basketballs into the basket
19.) shoot the rapids
to sail a small boat along a river that is moving very fast over rocks, as a sport
He was shooting the rapids when his canoe capsized.
20.) shoot pool informal
to play the game of ↑pool
21.) shoot craps
AmE informal to play the game of craps
22.) ¦(PLANTS)¦
if a plant shoots, a new part of it starts to grow, especially a new stem and leaves
23.) ¦(LOCK ON A DOOR)¦ [T]
to move the ↑bolt on a door so that it is in the locked or unlocked position
24.) have shot your bolt
[i]BrE informal also have shot your wad informal AmE to have used all of your money, power, energy etc
25.) shoot your load informal
to ↑ejaculate
blame/shoot the messenger atmessenger1 (2)
shoot down [shoot sb/sth<=>down] phr v
1.) to make an enemy plane crash to the ground, by firing weapons at it
His plane was shot down over France in 1944.
2.) to kill or seriously injure someone by shooting them, especially someone who cannot defend themselves
The army were accused of shooting down unarmed demonstrators.
3.) informal to say or show that someone's ideas or opinions are wrong or stupid
I tried to help, but all my suggestions were shot down in flames , as usual.
shoot for/at [shoot for/at sth] phr v
to try to achieve a particular aim, especially one that is very difficult
= ↑aim for
We are shooting for a 50% increase in sales in the next financial year.
shoot off phr v
to leave somewhere quickly or suddenly
Sorry, but I'll have to shoot off before the end of the meeting.
shoot through phr v
AusE informal to leave a place quickly, especially in order to avoid someone or something
be shot through with sth atshot2 (3)
shoot up phr v
1.) to increase very quickly and suddenly
Demand for water has shot up by 70% over the last 30 years.
2.) if a child shoots up, he or she grows taller very quickly and suddenly
I can't believe this is Joshua - he's shot up since we last saw him!
3.) shoot sb/sth<=>up
to cause serious injury or damage to someone or something by shooting them with bullets
Then two men came in and shot up the entire lobby.
4.) shoot up (sth) informal to put illegal drugs into your blood, using a needle
Kids as young as ten are shooting up heroin.
shoot 2
shoot2 n
1.) the part of a plant that comes up above the ground when it is just beginning to grow, or a new part that grows on an existing plant
Tender green shoots will appear in February.
2.) an occasion when someone takes photographs or makes a film
a photo shoot sponsored by Kodak
on a shoot
She's out on a video shoot .
3.) an occasion when people shoot birds or animals for sport, or the area of land where they do this
on a shoot
The royal party was on a shoot when the incident occurred.
4.) green shoots (of recovery)
BrE the first sign that a situation is improving, especially an economic situation
shoot 3
shoot3 interjection AmE informal
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Used to avoid saying shit]
used to show that you are annoyed or disappointed about something
Oh, shoot! I forgot to buy milk.

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