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Meaning & Definition of Shoot in English

English

Shoot

/ʃut/

noun

1. A new branch

    synonym:
  • shoot

2. The act of shooting at targets

  • "They hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
    synonym:
  • shoot

verb

1. Hit with a missile from a weapon

    synonym:
  • shoot
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • pip

2. Kill by firing a missile

    synonym:
  • shoot
  • ,
  • pip

3. Fire a shot

  • "The gunman blasted away"
    synonym:
  • blast
  • ,
  • shoot

4. Make a film or photograph of something

  • "Take a scene"
  • "Shoot a movie"
    synonym:
  • film
  • ,
  • shoot
  • ,
  • take

5. Send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly

  • "Shoot a glance"
    synonym:
  • shoot

6. Run or move very quickly or hastily

  • "She dashed into the yard"
    synonym:
  • dart
  • ,
  • dash
  • ,
  • scoot
  • ,
  • scud
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • shoot

7. Move quickly and violently

  • "The car tore down the street"
  • "He came charging into my office"
    synonym:
  • tear
  • ,
  • shoot
  • ,
  • shoot down
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • buck

8. Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

  • "Shoot craps"
  • "Shoot a golf ball"
    synonym:
  • shoot

9. Record on photographic film

  • "I photographed the scene of the accident"
  • "She snapped a picture of the president"
    synonym:
  • photograph
  • ,
  • snap
  • ,
  • shoot

10. Emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully

  • "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
    synonym:
  • shoot

11. Cause a sharp and sudden pain in

  • "The pain shot up her leg"
    synonym:
  • shoot

12. Force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

  • "Inject hydrogen into the balloon"
    synonym:
  • inject
  • ,
  • shoot

13. Variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors

  • "Shoot cloth"
    synonym:
  • shoot

14. Throw dice, as in a crap game

    synonym:
  • shoot

15. Spend frivolously and unwisely

  • "Fritter away one's inheritance"
    synonym:
  • fritter
  • ,
  • frivol away
  • ,
  • dissipate
  • ,
  • shoot
  • ,
  • fritter away
  • ,
  • fool
  • ,
  • fool away

16. Score

  • "Shoot a basket"
  • "Shoot a goal"
    synonym:
  • shoot

17. Utter fast and forcefully

  • "She shot back an answer"
    synonym:
  • shoot

18. Measure the altitude of by using a sextant

  • "Shoot a star"
    synonym:
  • shoot

19. Produce buds, branches, or germinate

  • "The potatoes sprouted"
    synonym:
  • shoot
  • ,
  • spud
  • ,
  • germinate
  • ,
  • pullulate
  • ,
  • bourgeon
  • ,
  • burgeon forth
  • ,
  • sprout

20. Give an injection to

  • "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
    synonym:
  • inject
  • ,
  • shoot

Examples of using

I didn't shoot anything.
I didn't shoot anyone.
Please don't shoot.