Shoot meaning

sho͝ot
(slang) To begin talking. Often used in the imperative.

I know you have something to tell me, so shoot!

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The definition of a shoot is the new growth on a plant or an act of firing something from a gun.

An example of a shoot is the first growth from a newly-planted bean seed.

Target practice with a rifle is an example of a shoot.

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To pour, empty out, or discharge down or as if down a chute.

Shot gravel into the hole.

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To throw out or release (a fishing line, for example).
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(informal) To spend, use up, or waste.

They shot their savings on a new boat.

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To pass over or through swiftly.

Shooting the rapids.

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To cover (country) in hunting for game.
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To record on film or video using a movie camera.

Shot the scene in one take.

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To cause to project or protrude; extend.

Shot out her arm to prevent the bottle from falling.

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To slide (the bolt of a lock) into or out of its fastening.
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To discharge or fire; go off.
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To begin to grow or produce; put forth.
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To plane (the edge of a board) straight.
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To variegate (colored cloth) by interweaving weft threads of a different color.
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To measure the altitude of with a sextant or other instrument.

Shot the star.

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To discharge a missile from a weapon.
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To move swiftly; dart.
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To be felt moving or as if moving in the body.

Pain shot through my lower leg.

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To protrude; project.

The headland shoots far out into the sea.

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To engage in hunting or the firing of weapons, especially for sport.

Is shooting in Scotland during the fall.

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To put forth new growth; germinate.
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(sports & games) To propel a ball or other object toward the goal or in a specific direction or manner.
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(games) To throw dice.
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To slide into or out of a fastening. Used of the bolt of a lock.
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The motion or movement of something that is propelled, driven, or discharged.
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A period of photographing, filming, or recording electronically, esp. away from the studio.

A fashion shoot, a three-month shoot in Rome.

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(slang) Used to tell a person to begin talking.

Now I'm ready—shoot!

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(surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
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A shoat; a young pig.
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An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; a chute.
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A narrow, swift, or turbulent section of a stream.
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A session in which something is photographed, filmed, or videotaped.
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The distance a shot travels; the range.
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(nautical) The interval between strokes in rowing.
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A sharp twinge or spasm of pain.
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An inclined channel for moving something; a chute.
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A body of ore in a vein.
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Used to express surprise, mild annoyance, or disappointment.
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To slide (a door bolt) into or out of its fastening.
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To send forth (a question, reply, glance, fist, etc.) swiftly, suddenly, or with force or feeling.
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To hunt game in or on (a tract of land)
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To take the altitude of (a star) with a transit, sextant, etc.
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To inject (a narcotic drug, etc.) intravenously.
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To straighten (the edge of a board) with a plane.
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(slang) To send, hand, or give in a swift or hasty way.
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To be felt suddenly and keenly.

Pain shot through his arm.

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To grow or sprout, esp. rapidly.
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To jut out; project.
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To send forth a missile or projectile; discharge bullets, arrows, etc.; go off; fire.
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A new growth; sprout or twig.
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Action or motion like that of something shot, as of water from a hose.
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The launching of a rocket, guided missile, etc.
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A sloping trough or channel; chute.
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A body of ore in a vein, usually elongated and vertical or steeply inclined.
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A twinge or spasm of pain.
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(slang) Used to express anger, disgust, disappointment, etc.
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The part of a vascular plant that is above ground, including the stem and leaves. The tips of shoots contain the apical meristem .
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To launch a projectile.
  • To fire (a weapon that releases a projectile).
    To shoot a gun.
  • To fire (a projectile).
  • To fire a projectile at (a person or target).
    The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
    He was shot by a police officer.
  • (intransitive) To cause a weapon to discharge a projectile.
    They shot at a target.
    He shoots better than he rides.
  • (intransitive) To discharge a missile; said of a weapon.
    The gun shoots well.
  • (figuratively) To dismiss or do away with.
    His idea was shot on sight.
  • (analogous) To photograph.
    He shot the couple in a variety of poses.
    He shot seventeen stills.
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To move or act quickly or suddenly.
  • (intransitive, usually, as imperative) To begin to speak.
    "Can I ask you a question?" "Shoot.".
  • (intransitive) To move very quickly and suddenly.
    After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.
  • To go over or pass quickly through.
    Shoot the rapids.
  • (slang) To ejaculate.
    After a very short time, he shot his load over the carpet.
  • To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
  • To penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation.
    A shooting pain in my leg.
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(sports) To act or achieve.
  • (wrestling) To lunge.
  • (professional wrestling) To deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed script).
  • To make the stated score.
    In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
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(intransitive, colloquial) To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously.
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To develop, move forward.
  • To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
  • To grow; to advance.
    To shoot up rapidly.
  • (nautical) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
  • To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out.
    A plant shoots out a bud.
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To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend.

The land shoots into a promontory.

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(carpentry) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
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To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
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The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
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A photography session.
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A hunt or shooting competition.
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(professional wrestling, slang) An event that is unscripted or legitimate.
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The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot.
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A rush of water; a rapid.
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(mining) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.

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(weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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A mild expletive, expressing disbelief or disdain.

Didn't you have a concert tonight?

Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...

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Shoot is defined as to fire a weapon or to move quickly.

An example of shoot is to kill a deer with a gun while hunting.

When you shoot questions at someone you are asking the questions very quickly.

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To fire or let fly (a missile) from a weapon.
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To inject (a drug, for example) with a hypodermic syringe.
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To pour, empty out, or dump, as down a chute.
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The action of growing or sprouting.
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To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
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(slang) shoot from the hip
  • To act or speak on a matter without forethought.
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(slang) shoot off (one's) mouth
  • To speak indiscreetly.
  • To brag; boast.
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(slang) shoot (one's) bolt
  • To do all within one's power; exhaust all of one's resources or capabilities.
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shoot (one's) wad
  • To ejaculate.
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shoot (oneself) in the foot
  • To do or say something that inadvertently undermines one's interests.
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shoot straight
  • To talk or deal honestly.
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(slang) shoot the breeze
  • To spend time talking in an idle manner; talk idly.
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(vulgar slang) shoot the shit
  • To talk idly.
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(informal) shoot the works
  • To expend all of one's efforts or capital.
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shoot at
  • to try to reach, gain, or accomplish; strive for
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shoot down
  • to bring down by hitting with a shot or shots
  • to destroy, reject, etc., esp. forcefully
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shoot from the hip
  • to act or talk in a rash, impetuous way
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shoot oneself in the foot
  • to hurt inadvertently oneself or one's own interests or chances for success
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(slang) shoot off one's mouth
  • to speak without caution or discretion; blab
  • to boast; brag
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shoot up
  • to grow or rise rapidly
  • to hit with several or many shots
  • to spread terror and destruction throughout by lawless and wanton shooting
  • to inject a narcotic drug, esp. heroin, intravenously
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of shoot

  • Middle English shoten from Old English scēotan skeud- in Indo-European roots Interj., alteration of shit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English shoten, from Old English scÄ“otan, from Proto-Germanic *skeutanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keud-. Cognate with West Frisian sjitte, Low German scheten, Dutch schieten, German schießen, Danish skyde, Swedish skjuta; and also, through Indo-European, with Russian кидать (kidát'), Albanian hedh (“to throw, toss") and Lithuanian skudrùs.

    From Wiktionary

  • minced oath for shit

    From Wiktionary