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Old English scēotan, from Germanic *skeutanan, from Indo-European *(s)keud-. Cognate with Dutch schieten, German schießen, Swedish skjuta; and (from Indo-European) with Russian кидать, Lithuanian skudrùs.
Third person singular
- (transitive) To fire a projectile or energy weapon at.
- The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
- (transitive) To hit with a projectile or energy beam from such a weapon.
- He was shot by a police officer.
- (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.
- (transitive) To photograph.
- (professional wrestling) In 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-to script).
- (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
- (sports) To make the stated score.
- In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
- (slang) To ejaculate
- After a very short time, he shot his load over the carpet.
- shoot down
- shoot from the hip
- shoot from the lip
- shoot oneself in the foot
- shoot one's mouth off
- shoot up
- shoot the bull
- shoot the messenger
- The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
- A photography session.
- (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.
- (mild expletive, bowlderization) darn; dash; fiddlesticks; expresses disbelief or disdain
- Didn't you have a concert tonight?
- Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...
- (imperative) Yes, please do.
- Can I ask you a question?
- Okay, when was the battle of Hastings fought?
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