[ US /ˈʃut/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈuːt/ ]
VERB
  1. give an injection to
    We injected the glucose into the patient's vein
  2. send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
    shoot a glance
  3. utter fast and forcefully
    She shot back an answer
  4. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
    shoot craps
    shoot a golf ball
  5. score
    shoot a goal
    shoot a basket
  6. move quickly and violently
    The car tore down the street
    He came charging into my office
  7. hit with a missile from a weapon
  8. produce buds, branches, or germinate
    the potatoes sprouted
  9. variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
    shoot cloth
  10. spend frivolously and unwisely
    Fritter away one's inheritance
  11. kill by firing a missile
  12. make a film or photograph of something
    take a scene
    shoot a movie
  13. fire a shot
    the gunman blasted away
  14. run or move very quickly or hastily
    She dashed into the yard
  15. force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
    inject hydrogen into the balloon
  16. throw dice, as in a crap game
  17. record on photographic film
    She snapped a picture of the President
    I photographed the scene of the accident
  18. measure the altitude of by using a sextant
    shoot a star
  19. emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
    The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth
  20. cause a sharp and sudden pain in
    The pain shot up her leg
NOUN
  1. a new branch
  2. the act of shooting at targets
    they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer
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How To Use shoot In A Sentence

  • You see that you're undershooting and so, leaving the throttle as is, you attempt to flatten your descent path by lifting the nose a bit - and you enter the region of reverse command.
  • It had multiple shooters, multiple locations, mobile threats, willingness to fight the first responders and follow-on SWAT/commando units, well-equipped and well-trained operatives, and a willingness to die. Cliff Schecter: The Terrorist and the Terror Watch List
  • It's worth taking chances when you're shooting at a chance of fame and wealth.
  • Unless a guide is along for the ride, it's all too easy to overshoot the reef and find yourself in green water, 200 feet above the nearest marine life.
  • She felt it pause in her belly and then shoot out from her chest and from the top of her head.
  • He shoot the bolt as soon as he came in.
  • Our striker got into a good position to shoot , but then missed his kick.
  • At the beginning of the protest, Aristide partisans attacked demonstrators, hitting one with a rock and shooting another.
  • But the gun shoots death, and purifies the earth of the filth of brutals. Think Progress » IRS building in Utah evacuated, two employees taken out on stretchers after reports of white powder.
  • They shoot up from the tops of thunderstorms about the same moment lightning discharges within the storm cloud.
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