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[Shoot]

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An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.

Noun
the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

Noun
a new branch

Verb
give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient''s vein"

Verb
produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"

Verb
measure the altitude of by using a sextant; "shoot a star"

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Verb
utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer"

Verb
make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"

Verb
record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"

Verb
score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"

Verb
fire a shot

Verb
hit with a missile from a weapon

Verb
spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one''s inheritance"

Verb
throw dice, as in a crap game

Verb
variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth"

Verb
force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon"

Verb
throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"

Verb
move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

Verb
run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

Verb
send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance"

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cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg"

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kill by firing a missile

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emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"


n.
An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.

v. i.
To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.

v. i.
To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.

v. i.
To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.

v. i.
To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.

v. i.
To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.

v. i.
To plane straight; to fit by planing.

v. i.
To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.

v. i.
To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.

v. i.
To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.

v. i.
To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.

v. i.
To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.

v. i.
To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.

v. i.
To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.

v. i.
To germinate; to bud; to sprout.

v. i.
To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.

v. i.
To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.

v. i.
To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.

v. i.
To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.

n.
The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.

n.
A young branch or growth.

n.
A rush of water; a rapid.

n.
A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.

n.
A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.

n.
A shoat; a young hog.


Shoot

Shoot , n. [F. chute. See Chute. Confused with shoot to let fly.] An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course. [Written also chute, and shute.] [U. S.] To take a shoot, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.]

Shoot

Shoot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shot ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shooting. The old participle Shotten is obsolete. See Shotten.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sce'a2tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schieen, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skjta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. &root;159. Cf. Scot a contribution, Scout to reject, Scud, Scuttle, v. i., Shot, Sheet, Shut, Shuttle, Skittish, Skittles.] 1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.
If you please To shoot an arrow that self way.
2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another.
3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house.
4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle.
A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores.
5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head.
Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel.
7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
She . . . shoots the Stygian sound.
8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
The tangled water courses slept, Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
To be shot of, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] "Are you not glad to be shot of him?"

Shoot

Shoot, v. i. 1. To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.
The archers have . . . shot at him.
2. To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well. 3. To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.
There shot a streaming lamp along the sky.
4. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
Thy words shoot through my heart.
5. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
These preachers make His head to shoot and ache.
6. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth.
But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain.
7. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
Well shot in years he seemed.
Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot.
8. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals.
9. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.
10. (Naut.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee. To shoot ahead, to pass or move quickly forward; to outstrip others.

Shoot

Shoot, n. 1. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot.
One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
2. A young branch or growth.
Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring.
3. A rush of water; a rapid. 4. A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode. Knight. 5. (Weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick. 6. [Perh. a different word.] A shoat; a young hog.

An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.

To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.

To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.

The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.

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Usage Examples

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.

Acting is sort of an extension of childhood. You get to play all of these roles and have so much fun. Playing an athlete would be so cool. Or where you get to shoot guns, ride horses. I wouldn't turn down any of that.

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them.

How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

But I'm never gonna get to a point in my life where what it costs to shoot a movie is going to determine what it is. The limits of my imagination is the only thing that's gonna stop me.

I love Westerns and I remember as a kid climbing up on the couch and make it into a saddle and shoot guns and fall off. I would lay there after my death and my mom would tell me to eat lunch and I'd say, 'I'm still dead, Mom!' I was Method, even then.

I mean, the trouble with some of the kind of relationship movies I've done, is there's only so many ways you can shoot a conversation. I was really tired of talking heads.

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Other Usage Examples

And anyway, it's only movies. to stop me I think they'll ahve to shoot me in the head.

'Vegas' was something very close to me. I had such a blast doing that. I'm still a little upset that we never really got to shoot that final episode. So many people were invested in it. I'll always be sad about that.

Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five.

I did a shoot for 'Sports Illustrated,' and my grandpa called me and asked when my issue of 'Playboy' was coming out. It was hilarious as well as embarrassing.

I carry my own film guys with me now. People think that's a huge expense, but with technology like it is these days, it's not. You can film videos and everything with a Canon Mark II, and shoot a movie. They're doing it for next to nothing, by comparison. I can do ten videos for a project for the price of one mainstream video in the past.

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.

I mean, I do wear a wedding ring and take it off when I shoot.

America is at that awkward stage it's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.

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