Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Shoot
  1. the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
  2. a new branch
  3. give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient''s vein"
  4. produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
  5. measure the altitude of by using a sextant; "shoot a star"
  6. utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer"
  7. make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
  8. record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
  9. score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"
  10. fire a shot
  11. hit with a missile from a weapon
  12. spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one''s inheritance"
  13. throw dice, as in a crap game
  14. variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth"
  15. force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon"
  16. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
  17. move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
  18. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
  19. send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance"
  20. cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg"
  21. kill by firing a missile
  22. emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
Similar Words: inject, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout, film, take, photograph, snap, hit, pip, fritter, frivol away, dissipate, fritter away, fool, fool away, tear, shoot down, charge, buck, dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash


See Also: shoot up, cut back, flash back


Hyponyms: skeet, skeet shooting, trapshooting, sucker, tiller, infuse, immunize, immunise, inoculate, vaccinate, reshoot, retake, x-ray, blaze away, blaze, overshoot, sharpshoot, snipe, open fire, fire, gun, pump, gun down, grass, kneecap, dunk, break, chip, carom, birdie, double birdie, double bogey, bogey, knuckle, rip, plunge, flight, pick off


Grouped Verbs: inject, germinate, photograph, snap, film, take, hit, pip, strike, dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, tear, shoot down, charge, buck


Entailments: consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out


Derivational Morphology: hit, pip, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout, injection, shot, injectant, germination, sprouting, pullulation, gemmation, germ, take, film, photographic film, cinema, celluloid, movie, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick, filming, cinematography, motion-picture photography, snapshot, snap, photograph, photo, exposure, photographer, lensman, shooter, shooting, hitting, striking, waste, wastefulness, dissipation, crap-shooter, injector, taw, water scooter, sea scooter, scooter, iceboat, ice yacht, motor scooter, dash, bolt, sprint, flit, dart, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo


Anagrams: sooth, Sotho


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: schieten  
Esperanto: pafi   Finnish: ampua  
French: tirer   German: (''not killing'') anschießen and schießen  
Hebrew: ירה   Hungarian:  
Icelandic: skjóta   Indonesian: tembak  
Italian: sparare   Japanese: 撃つ  
Korean: 쏘다   Norwegian: skyte  
Portuguese: atirar   Russian: выстрелить and стрелять  
Slovak: streliť and strieľať   Spanish: disparar and tirar  
Swahili: kupiga risasi   Swedish: skjuta  
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