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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 up

vb (adverb)
1. (intr) to grow or become taller very fast
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to hit with a number of shots
3. (tr) to spread terror throughout (a place) by lawless and wanton shooting
4. (Recreational Drugs) (tr) slang to inject (someone, esp oneself) with (a drug, esp heroin)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shoot up - rise dramatically; "Prices shot up overnight"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

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
يَرْتَفِع
vyletět nahoru
felszökik
òjóta upp
vyletieť hore
çok artmakhızla yükselmek

w>shoot up

vi
(hand, prices, temperature)in die Höhe schnellen; (= grow rapidly, children, plant) → in die Höhe schießen; (new towns, buildings etc)aus dem Boden schießen
(Drugs inf) → sich (dat)einen Schuss setzen (inf)
vt sep
to shoot up a town (inf)in einer Stadt herumballern (inf)or -knallen (inf); the aerodrome was shot updas Flugfeld wurde heftig beschossen; he was badly shot up in the warer ist im Krieg übel zusammengeschossen worden
(inf) drugdrücken (sl)

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 ?
He was the youngest son of a farmer in the western part of Massachusetts, who, being in some what easy circumstances, had allowed this boy to shoot up to the height we have mentioned, without the ordinary interruptions of field labor, wood-chopping, and such other toils as were imposed on his brothers.
An improved image processing sequence and a better memory management method in the EOS-1D Mark II N digital SLR has ramped up its burst capability with the camera now able to shoot up to 22 RAW frames and up to 48 full-resolution JPEGs in burst.