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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. Nautical The interval between strokes in rowing.
9. A sharp twinge or spasm of pain.
10. An inclined channel for moving something; a chute.
11. 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 (or 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′er n.

shooting

(ˈʃuːtɪŋ)
n
1. the activity of shooting; shots
2. an occasion when someone is injured or killed by being shot with a gun
3. (Hunting)
a. the sport of shooting game
b. (as modifier): the shooting season.
4. (Hunting) (as modifier): the shooting season.
5. (Film) the act of making cinema films

shooting

  • biathlon - Consists of cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
  • off-hand - Meaning "at once, straightway," it probably originally referred to shooting without a rest or support; as "unpremeditated," it is attested to 1719.
  • potshot - Comes from shooting an animal purely for food (pot), rather than for simple conquest.
  • scope - First meant "target for shooting," from Greek skopos, "target."

hunting

shooting

In American English, hunting is the killing of wild animals or birds as a sport or for food, using guns.

...the shotgun the President used when he went deer hunting.

In British English, hunting usually refers to the chasing and killing of foxes by dogs, followed by people on horseback. The killing of animals and birds with guns is referred to in British English as shooting.

For hunting with hounds was voted illegal in Scotland.
Grouse shooting begins in August.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shooting - the act of firing a projectileshooting - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
shoot - the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
countershot - a return shot; a retaliatory shot
firing off, firing, discharge - the act of discharging a gun
fire control - preparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
gunfire, gunshot - the act of shooting a gun; "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
headshot - a shot aimed at a person's head
shellfire - shooting artillery shells
potshot - a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
2.shooting - killing someone by gunfire; "when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies"
drive-by killing - homicide committed by shooting from a moving automobile
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
drive-by shooting - shooting someone from a car as it is driven past the victim
wing shooting - shooting game birds that are flying (on the wing)

shooting

adjective
Marked by severity or intensity:
Translations
střelba
skyderi
ammunta
pucnjava
射撃
사격
skytte
การยิง
hành động bắn

shooting

[ˈʃuːtɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= shots) → tiros mpl, disparos mpl; (= continuous shooting) → tiroteo m, balacera f (LAm)
2. (= murder) → asesinato m; (= execution) → fusilamiento m
3. [of film] → rodaje m, filmación f
4. (esp Brit) (= hunting) → caza f
good shooting! (said as congratulation) → ¡buen tiro!; (said before hunt) → ¡buena caza!
5. (Sport) → tiro m al blanco
B. ADJ [pain] → punzante
C. CPD shooting box Npabellón m de caza
shooting brake (o.f.) N (Brit) (Aut) (= estate car) → furgoneta f, rubia f, camioneta f
shooting gallery Nbarraca f de tiro al blanco
shooting incident Ntiroteo m, balacera f (LAm)
shooting iron (o.f.) N (US) → arma f (de fuego)
shooting jacket Nchaquetón m
shooting lodge N = shooting box shooting match Nconcurso m de tiro al blanco, certamen m de tiro al blanco
the whole shooting match (= the whole thing) → todo el tinglado
shooting party Npartida f de caza, cacería f
shooting range Ncampo m de tiro
shooting spree N to go on a shooting spreeir por ahí disparando a la gente
shooting star Nestrella f fugaz
shooting stick Nbastón m taburete
shooting war Nguerra f a tiros

shooting

[ˈʃuːtɪŋ]
n
(= shots) → coups mpl de feu
They heard shooting → Ils ont entendu des coups de feu.
(= attack) → fusillade f (= murder) → homicide m (à l'aide d'une arme à feu)
(HUNTING)chasse f
to go shooting → aller à la chasse
(CINEMA)tournage m
modif (HUNTING) [season, party] → de chasse shooting practiceshooting gallery nstand m (de tir)shooting lodge npavillon m de chasseshooting match n
(= contest) → concours m de tir
(British) the whole shooting match → et tout le bazar , et tout le tralala shooting practice nentraînement m au tirshooting range n (outdoor)champ m de tir; (indoor)stand m de tirshooting star nétoile f filanteshoot-out [ˈʃuːtaʊt] n
(= fight) → fusillade f
(FOOTBALL) (also penalty shoot-out) → épreuve f des tirs au but

shooting

n
(= shots)Schießen nt; (by artillery) → Feuer nt; was there any shooting?gab es Schießereien?
(= murder, execution)Erschießung f; there was a shooting last nightgestern Nacht ist jemand erschossen worden; “new outbreak of shootings in Beirut”Schießereien in Beirut wieder aufgeflammt; the police are investigating the shootingdie Polizei untersucht die Schießerei
(Sport: Ftbl etc, with guns) → Schießen nt
(Hunt) → Jagen nt, → Jagd f; (= shooting rights)Jagdrecht(e) nt(pl); (= land)Jagd f, → Jagdrevier nt; there is good shooting in Scotlandin Schottland kann man gut jagen; to go shootingauf die Jagd gehen; good shooting!Weidmannsheil!
(Film) → Drehen nt; shooting was interrupteddie Dreharbeiten wurden unterbrochen

shooting

:
shooting box
nJagdhütte f
shooting brake
n (dated Aut) → Kombiwagen m
shooting club
nSchießklub m
shooting gallery
n
(sl: = drug users) → Fixertreff m (inf)
shooting iron
n (US inf) → Schießeisen nt (hum inf), → Knarre f (sl)
shooting jacket
nJagdrock m
shooting lodge
shooting match
nWett- or Preisschießen nt; the whole shooting (inf)der ganze Laden (inf)
shooting party
shooting range
nSchießplatz m
shooting rights
plJagdrecht(e) nt(pl)
shooting script
n (Film) → Drehplan m
shooting star
nSternschnuppe f; (fig)Shootingstar m, (inf)Senkrechtstarter(in) m(f)
shooting stick
nJagdstuhl m
shooting war

shooting

[ˈʃuːtɪŋ]
1. n
a. (shots) → spari mpl, colpi mpl d'arma da fuoco; (continuous shooting) → sparatoria
b. (act, murder) → uccisione f (a colpi d'arma da fuoco); (wounding) → ferimento
c. (Cine) → riprese fpl
d. (Hunting) → caccia
2. adj (pain) → lancinante

shooting

إِطْلاقُ النَّار střelba skyderi Schießen πυροβολισμός tiroteo ammunta fusillade pucnjava sparatoria 射撃 사격 schietpartij skyting strzelanina tiroteio стрельба skytte การยิง ateş etme hành động bắn 射击

shooting

adj (pain) punzante
References in classic literature ?
Round shoulders had Jo, big hands and feet, a flyaway look to her clothes, and the uncomfortable appearance of a girl who was rapidly shooting up into a woman and didn't like it.
After that he never went into the woods without carrying the sling in his pocket and he spent hours shooting at imaginary animals concealed among the brown leaves in the trees.
The jungle, as usual, was teeming with life, but as Ned and Tom did not wish to kill wantonly they refrained from shooting until later in the day.
Well, friend, I suppose it is your gift, and mustn't be denied any more than if 'twas shooting, or some other better inclination.
He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!
Shooting himself perpendicularly from the water, Queequeg now took an instant's glance around him, and seeming to see just how matters were, dived down and disappeared.
but as she was so far to windward, and shooting by, apparently making a passage to some other ground, the Pequod could not hope to reach her.
They were shooting rabbits near the Highwood, and a gun went off close by; he pulled up a little and looked, but did not stir a step to right or left.
It was all I could do to keep them from shooting him, in the flush of success; but I persisted in my bargain, and Alfred sold him to me.
When they got abreast the head of the island they quit shooting and dropped over to the Missouri shore and went home to the town.
We learn, upon the au- thority of a letter from Charles county, Maryland, received by a gentleman of this city, that a young man, named Matthews, a nephew of General Mat- thews, and whose father, it is believed, holds an of- fice at Washington, killed one of the slaves upon his father's farm by shooting him.
I passed a tall briar, shooting leafy and flowery branches across the path; I see the narrow stile with stone steps; and I see--Mr.