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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.]

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 ?
Then of a sudden it came to him like a flash that were he to proclaim a great shooting match and offer some grand prize, Robin Hood might be overpersuaded by his spirit to come to the butts; and it was this thought which caused him to cry "Aha
So, as soon as he had returned safely to Nottingham, he sent messengers north and south, and east and west, to proclaim through town, hamlet, and countryside, this grand shooting match, and everyone was bidden that could draw a longbow, and the prize was to be an arrow of pure beaten gold.
140-164) And you, O lord Apollo, god of the silver bow, shooting afar, now walked on craggy Cynthus, and now kept wandering about the island and the people in them.
Well, I'm glad you were successful," said Levin, who, at the same time, had a sense of envy that he had not succeeded in shooting the snipe.
I never knew a chap with such good shooting that was such a bad shot.
Shooting was going on all over the place all day; very likely he timed his shot so as to drown it in a number of others.
It is all nonsense, you know, about shooting being a cruel sport.
But very early in the morning poor Ogilvy, who had seen the shooting star and who was persuaded that a meteorite lay somewhere on the common between Horsell, Ottershaw, and Woking, rose early with the idea of finding it.
Henderson," he called, "you saw that shooting star last night?
The Tahitians had evidently gone shooting fish up the Balesuna.
Twere indeed worth shooting for, uncle mine," he said.
It was, however, two years before poor Milligan ceased to complain that they had buried the leg in so narrow a box that it was straitened for room; he could feel the pain shooting up from the inhumed fragment into the living members.