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shoot

 (sho͞ot)
v. shot (shŏt), shoot·ing, shoots
v.tr.
1.
a. To hit, wound, or kill with a missile fired from a weapon.
b. To remove or destroy by firing or projecting a missile: shot out the window.
c. To make (a hole, for example) by firing a weapon.
2. To fire or let fly (a missile) from a weapon.
3.
a. To discharge (a weapon).
b. To detonate or cause to explode: shot off a firecracker.
4. To inject (a drug, for example) with a hypodermic syringe.
5. To throw out or release (a fishing line, for example).
6.
a. To send forth suddenly, intensely, or swiftly: The burning building shot sparks onto the adjacent roof. He shot an angry look at me.
b. To emit (a ray or rays of light or another form of energy).
c. To utter (sounds or words) forcefully, rapidly, or suddenly: She shot a retort to the insult.
d. Slang To give, send, or hand quickly: Shoot me that stapler.
7. Informal To spend, use up, or waste: They shot their savings on a new boat.
8. To pass over or through swiftly: shooting the rapids.
9. To cover (country) in hunting for game.
10. To record on film or video using a movie camera: shot the scene in one take.
11. To cause to project or protrude; extend: shot out her arm to prevent the bottle from falling.
12. To begin to grow or produce; put forth.
13. To pour, empty out, or discharge down or as if down a chute: shot gravel into the hole.
14. Sports & Games
a. To throw or propel (a ball, marble, or other projectile in a game) in a specific direction or toward the objective.
b. To accomplish (the objective) of a game involving a projectile; score (a point, basket, or goal).
c. To play (a game involving projectiles, such as golf or pool).
d. To attain (a given score) in golf.
e. To play (a game involving dice, especially craps).
f. To throw (the dice or a given score) in craps.
15. To slide (the bolt of a lock) into or out of its fastening.
16. To plane (the edge of a board) straight.
17. To variegate (colored cloth) by interweaving weft threads of a different color.
18. To measure the altitude of with a sextant or other instrument: shot the star.
v.intr.
1. To discharge a missile from a weapon.
2. To discharge or fire; go off.
3.
a. To gush or spurt: Water shot out of the geyser.
b. To appear suddenly: The sun shot through a break in the clouds.
4. To move swiftly; dart.
5. To be felt moving or as if moving in the body: Pain shot through my lower leg.
6. To protrude; project: The headland shoots far out into the sea.
7. To engage in hunting or the firing of weapons, especially for sport: is shooting in Scotland during the fall.
8. To put forth new growth; germinate.
9.
a. To take pictures.
b. To film a scene in a movie.
10. Sports & Games To propel a ball or other object toward the goal or in a specific direction or manner.
11. Games To throw dice.
12. Slang To begin talking. Often used in the imperative: I know you have something to tell me, so shoot!
13. To slide into or out of a fastening. Used of the bolt of a lock.
n.
1. The motion or movement of something that is propelled, driven, or discharged.
2.
a. The young growth arising from a germinating seed; a sprout.
b. A young leaf, flower, or other new growth on a plant.
c. The aboveground part of a vascular plant.
3. A narrow, swift, or turbulent section of a stream.
4.
a. The act of discharging a weapon or letting fly a missile.
b. Informal The launching of a rocket or similar missile.
5.
a. An organized shooting activity, such as a skeet tournament or hunt.
b. A round of shots in a contest with firearms.
6. A session in which something is photographed, filmed, or videotaped.
7. The distance a shot travels; the range.
8. A sharp twinge or spasm of pain.
9. An inclined channel for moving something; a chute.
10. A body of ore in a vein.
interj.
Used to express surprise, mild annoyance, or disappointment.
Phrasal Verbs:
shoot down
1. To bring down (an aircraft, for example) by hitting and damaging with gunfire or a missile.
2. Informal To ruin the aspirations of; disappoint.
3. Informal
a. To put an end to; defeat: shot down the proposal.
b. To expose as false; discredit: shot down his theory.
shoot for/at
Informal To strive or aim for; have as a goal.
shoot up
1. Informal To grow or get taller rapidly.
2. To increase dramatically in amount.
3. To riddle with bullets.
4. To damage or terrorize (a town, for example) by intense or random gunfire.
5. Slang To inject a drug with a hypodermic syringe.
Idioms:
shoot from the hip Slang
To act or speak on a matter without forethought.
shoot off (one's) mouth/face Slang
1. To speak indiscreetly.
2. To brag; boast.
shoot (one's) bolt Slang
To do all within one's power; exhaust all of one's resources or capabilities.
shoot (one's) wad
1. Slang
a. To spend all of one's cash.
b. To use up all of one's energy or resources.
2. Vulgar Slang To ejaculate.
shoot (oneself) in the foot
To do or say something that inadvertently undermines one's interests.
shoot straight
To talk or deal honestly.
shoot the breeze/bull Slang
To spend time talking in an idle manner; talk idly.
shoot the shit Vulgar Slang
To talk idly.
shoot the works Informal
To expend all of one's efforts or capital.

[Middle English shoten, from Old English scēotan; see skeud- in Indo-European roots. Interj., alteration of shit.]

shoot down

vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to shoot callously
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to cause to fall to earth by hitting with a missile
3. to defeat or disprove: he shot down her argument.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shoot down - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
dash, scoot, scud, dart, flash, shoot - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
rip - move precipitously or violently; "The tornado ripped along the coast"
2.shoot down - shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
3.shoot down - thwart the passage ofshoot down - thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
negative, veto, blackball - vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent; "The President vetoed the bill"

shoot

verb
1. To wound or kill with a firearm:
gun (down), pick off.
Slang: plug.
2. To launch with great force:
Idiom: let fly.
3. To discharge a gun or firearm:
5. To pass quickly and lightly through the air:
6. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
phrasal verb
shoot down
Informal. To cause to be no longer believed or valued:
Idioms: knock the bottom out of, shoot full of holes.
phrasal verb
shoot up
Informal. To rise abruptly and precipitously:
noun
1. A young stemlike growth arising from a plant:
2. A violent, excruciating seizure of pain:
Translations
يُسْقِط الطائِرَه بالقَذائِف
sestřelit
skjóta niîur
zostreliť
ateş ederek düşürmek

w>shoot down

vt sep planeabschießen; (fig inf) personfertigmachen (inf); suggestionabschmettern (inf); argumentin der Luft zerreißen; the plane was shot down in flamesdie Maschine wurde in Brand geschossen und stürzte ab; his plan was shot down in flames (fig)sein Plan wurde in der Luft zerrissen

shoot

(ʃuːt) past tense, past participle shot (ʃot) verb
1. (often with at) to send or fire (bullets, arrows etc) from a gun, bow etc. The enemy were shooting at us; He shot an arrow through the air.
2. to hit or kill with a bullet, arrow etc. He went out to shoot pigeons; He was sentenced to be shot at dawn.
3. to direct swiftly and suddenly. She shot them an angry glance.
4. to move swiftly. He shot out of the room; The pain shot up his leg; The force of the explosion shot him across the room.
5. to take (usually moving) photographs (for a film). That film was shot in Spain; We will start shooting next week.
6. to kick or hit at a goal in order to try to score.
7. to kill (game birds etc) for sport.
noun
a new growth on a plant. The deer were eating the young shoots on the trees.
shooting-starmeteorshoot down
to hit (a plane) with eg a shell and cause it to crash.
shoot rapids
to pass through rapids (in a canoe).
shoot up
to grow or increase rapidly. Prices have shot up.
References in classic literature ?
I thought once, `If you'd only shoot down there head-first everything would be nicely settled.
When Captain Sleet in person stood his mast-head in this crow's nest of his, he tells us that he always had a rifle with him (also fixed in the rack), together with a powder flask and shot, for the purpose of popping off the stray narwhales, or vagrant sea unicorns infesting those waters; for you cannot successfully shoot at them from the deck owing to the resistance of the water, but to shoot down upon them is a very different thing.
Rushing about the camp with his rifle, he had sought to shoot down the native sentries who had allowed the young woman to elude their vigilance, but several of the other whites, realizing that they were already in a precarious position owing to the numerous desertions that Rokoff's cruelty had brought about, seized and disarmed him.
And the keen and successful hunt for food in which he pitted his skill and craftiness against the skill and craftiness of another; but to come out of a town filled with food to shoot down a soft-eyed, pretty gazelle--ah, that was crueller than the deliberate and cold-blooded murder of a fellow man.
Their weapons were always at hand to shoot down the straggling savage.
The plan of the conspirators had been to shoot down the horses and overpower the escort.
It is, however, a more profitable employment to trace the constituent principles of future greatness in their kernel; to detect in the acorn at our feet the germ of that majestic oak, whose roots shoot down to the centre, and whose branches aspire to the skies.
I suppose you're aching to join the militia for a chance to shoot down union drivers the next strike.
I met men," he said, "who invoked the name of the Prince of Peace in their diatribes against war, and who put rifles in the hands of Pinkertons* with which to shoot down strikers in their own factories.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan planned to shoot down a Russian warplane engaged in Moscow's anti-ISIL campaign in Syria six weeks prior to the Su-24 incident, a famous Turkish whistleblower apparently said on Twitter.
A Kentucky man used "Number 8 birdshot" to shoot down a multi-rotor over his backyard.
The aircraft was spotted by the Iranian domestically-manufactured systems, Fereidouni stated, adding that the missile systems of the country's Air Defense managed to shoot down the reconnaissance drone.