I know you have something to tell me, so shoot!
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.
Shot gravel into the hole.
They shot their savings on a new boat.
Shooting the rapids.
Shot the scene in one take.
Shot out her arm to prevent the bottle from falling.
Shot the star.
Pain shot through my lower leg.
The headland shoots far out into the sea.
Is shooting in Scotland during the fall.
A fashion shoot, a three-month shoot in Rome.
Now I'm ready—shoot!
Pain shot through his arm.
- 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.
- (intransitive, usually, as imperative) To begin to speak."Can I ask you a question?" "Shoot.".
- 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.
- (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.
- 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.
The land shoots into a promontory.
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.
- To act or speak on a matter without forethought.
- To speak indiscreetly.
- To brag; boast.
- To do all within one's power; exhaust all of one's resources or capabilities.
- To ejaculate.
- To do or say something that inadvertently undermines one's interests.
- To talk or deal honestly.
- To spend time talking in an idle manner; talk idly.
- To talk idly.
- To expend all of one's efforts or capital.
- to try to reach, gain, or accomplish; strive for
- to bring down by hitting with a shot or shots
- to destroy, reject, etc., esp. forcefully
- to act or talk in a rash, impetuous way
- to hurt inadvertently oneself or one's own interests or chances for success
- to speak without caution or discretion; blab
- to boast; brag
- 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
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 schieÃŸen, Danish skyde, Swedish skjuta; and also, through Indo-European, with Russian ÐºÐ¸Ð´Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒ (kidÃ¡t'), Albanian hedh (“to throw, toss") and Lithuanian skudrÃ¹s.
- minced oath for shit