[ UK /ʃˈɒt/ ]
[ US /ˈʃɑt/ ]
  1. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  2. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
    he tried to get unposed shots of his friends
    my snapshots haven't been developed yet
  3. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    he left me an almost impossible shot
  4. an estimate based on little or no information
  5. an explosive charge used in blasting
  6. the act of firing a projectile
    his shooting was slow but accurate
  7. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  8. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
    he trained at putting the shot
  9. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    the nurse gave him a flu shot
  10. a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    a poor shooter
    he is a crack shot
  11. a small drink of liquor
    he poured a shot of whiskey
  12. an attempt to score in a game
  13. a blow hard enough to cause injury
    I caught him with a solid shot to the chin
    he is still recovering from a shot to his leg
  14. a chance to do something
    he wanted a shot at the champion
  15. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    she threw shafts of sarcasm
    she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
    his parting shot was `drop dead'
  16. a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    the shot buzzed past his ear
  17. informal words for any attempt or effort
    he took a stab at forecasting
    he gave it his best shot
  1. varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    chatoyant (or shot) silk
    a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent
    changeable taffeta
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How To Use shot In A Sentence

  • The recoil from the shot blew James onto his back, unconscious once again.
  • The protests were going on about 1 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi St. The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me. Iran Election Live-Blogging (Saturday June 20 Part II)
  • The dozen pictures she had shot during a recent bath time -- including a few of Nora rinsing with a handheld shower sprayer -- were, for Cynthia, simply part of the vast photographic record she was keeping of her family's life. Lynn Powell: Pornographer or Soccer Mom?
  • In the absence of actual selfie evidence, let me provide a few snapshots. Times, Sunday Times
  • Based on the number of coffee cans I found in his garbage a few weeks ago, I'd say he drinks 8-9 pots of coffee every day, or about 30 shots of espresso.
  • Stoke's summer signing from Wolves could only produce a tame shot that went into the ground. The Sun
  • The flowers in bloom upon the graves at the Cemetery were shot away.
  • A guard with a motorcycle and a shotgun could move through fields at night and work with farmers to scare elephants and hippos.
  • I was filming a music video in Central Kingston in the middle of general elections, when gunmen shot up a group of people on the corner playing ludo (snakes and ladders) and dominoes.
  • Referring to some of the songs of that year, it complained that ‘some fellow gets shot, and his baby and his best friend both die with him, and some cat's crying or ready to die’.
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