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Shoot

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive), Interjection

CIDE DICTIONARY

Shootn. [F. chute. See Chute. Confused with shoot to let fly.].
     An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.  [1913 Webster]
To take a shoot, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.]
Shootv. t. [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sceótan; akin to D. schieten, G. schieen, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skjta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. Scot a contribution, Scout to reject, Scud, Scuttle, v. i., Shot, Sheet, Shut, Shuttle, Skittish, Skittles.].
  •  To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.  [1913 Webster]
    "If you please
    To shoot an arrow that self way.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.  [1913 Webster]
    "The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.  [1913 Webster]
    "When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.  [1913 Webster]
    "An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle."  [1913 Webster]
    "A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.  [1913 Webster]
    "They shoot out the lip, they shake the head."  [1913 Webster]
    "Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To plane straight; to fit by planing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.  [1913 Webster]
    "She . . . shoots the Stygian sound."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.  [1913 Webster]
    "The tangled water courses slept,
    Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
    "  [1913 Webster]
To be shot of, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] “Are you not glad to be shot of him?”
Shootv. i. 
  •  To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.  [1913 Webster]
    "The archers have . . . shot at him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.  [1913 Webster]
    "There shot a streaming lamp along the sky."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thy words shoot through my heart."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.  [1913 Webster]
    "These preachers make
    His head to shoot and ache.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To germinate; to bud; to sprout.  [1913 Webster]
    "Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth."  [1913 Webster]
    "But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.  [1913 Webster]
    "Well shot in years he seemed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought,
    To teach the young idea how to shoot.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.  [1913 Webster]
    "If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.  [1913 Webster]
    "There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.  [1913 Webster]
To shoot ahead, to pass or move quickly forward; to outstrip others.
Shootn. 
  •  The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot."  [1913 Webster]
    "One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A young branch or growth.  [1913 Webster]
    "Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A rush of water; a rapid.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shoat; a young hog.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Shoot, v., n., & int.
--v. (past and past part. shot)
1 tr. a cause (a gun, bow, etc.) to fire. b discharge (a bullet, arrow, etc.) from a gun, bow, etc. c kill or wound (a person, animal, etc.) with a bullet, arrow, etc. from a gun, bow, etc.
2 intr. discharge a gun etc. esp. in a specified way (shoots well).
3 tr. send out, discharge, propel, etc., esp. violently or swiftly (shot out the contents; shot a glance at his neighbour).
4 intr. (often foll. by out, along, forth, etc.) come or go swiftly or vigorously.
5 intr. a (of a plant etc.) put forth buds etc. b (of a bud etc.) appear.
6 intr. a hunt game etc. with a gun. b (usu. foll. by over) shoot game over an estate etc.
7 tr. shoot game in or on (coverts, an estate, etc.).
8 tr. film or photograph (a scene, film, etc.).
9 tr. (also absol.) esp. Football a score (a goal). b take a shot at (the goal).
10 tr. (of a boat) sweep swiftly down or under (a bridge, rapids, falls, etc.).
11 tr. move (a door-bolt) to fasten or unfasten a door etc.
12 tr. let (rubbish, a load, etc.) fall or slide from a container, lorry, etc.
13 intr. a (usu. foll. by through, up, etc.) (of a pain) pass with a stabbing sensation. b (of part of the body) be intermittently painful.
14 intr. (often foll. by out) project abruptly (the mountain shoots out against the sky).
15 tr. (often foll. by up) sl. inject esp. oneself with (a drug).
16 tr. US colloq. a play a game of (craps, pool, etc.). b throw (a die or dice).
17 tr. Golf colloq. make (a specified score) for a round or hole.
18 tr. colloq. pass (traffic-lights at red).
19 tr. plane (the edge of a board) accurately.
20 intr. Cricket (of a ball) dart along the ground after pitching.
--n.
1 the act or an instance of shooting.
2 a a young branch or sucker. b the new growth of a plant.
3 Brit. a a hunting party, expedition, etc. b land shot over for game.
4 = CHUTE(1).
5 a rapid in a stream.
--int. colloq.
1 a demand for a reply, information, etc.
2 US euphem. an exclamation of disgust, anger, etc. (see SHIT).

Idiom
shoot ahead come quickly to the front of competitors etc. shoot one's bolt see BOLT(1). shoot down
1 kill (a person) by shooting.
2 cause (an aircraft, its pilot, etc.) to crash by shooting.
3 argue effectively against (a person, argument, etc.). shoot it out sl. engage in a decisive gun-battle. shoot a line sl. talk pretentiously. shoot one's mouth off sl. talk too much or indiscreetly. shoot-out colloq. a decisive gun battle. shoot through Austral. & NZ sl. depart; escape, abscond.
shoot up
1 grow rapidly, esp. (of a person) grow taller.
2 rise suddenly.
3 terrorize (a district) by indiscriminate shooting.
4 sl. = sense 15 of v. the whole shoot = the whole shooting match (see SHOOTING).
Derivative
shootable adj.
Etymology
OE sceotan f. Gmc: cf. SHEET(1), SHOT(1), SHUT

THESAURUS

Shoot

Photostat, X-ray, Xerox, ache, acute pain, agonize, ail, aim at, altitude peak, anguish, annihilate, assassinate, automatic control, backfire, barf, barrage, be bright, beacon, beam, beat, bedazzle, behead, bine, bite, blanch, blast, blast off, blast-off, blaze, blench, blind, blitz, blow out, blow to pieces, blow up, boil, bolt, bombard, boring pain, bough, bound, bowstring, brain, branch, branchedness, branchiness, bring down, buck, bud, burgeon, burn, burn to death, burnout, burst, burst forth, bust, calotype, campaign, cannon, cannonade, capture on film, career, cascade, cashier, cast, catch a crab, ceiling, charge, charley horse, chase, chimney, chuck, chute, circuit, cock, commence firing, country rock, course, cramp, cramps, crick, crucify, cut a crab, cut down, cut to pieces, dart, darting pain, dash, daze, dazzle, deadwood, deal a deathblow, decapitate, decimate, decollate, defenestrate, demolish, deposit, descent, detonate, develop, diffuse light, dike, discharge, disgorge, disintegrate, disprove, ditch, dog, drift, drive, drop, eaves trough, eject, electrocute, end of burning, enfilade, excursion, execute, expedition, expel, explode, falcon, feather, feather an oar, feel pain, feel the pangs, fell, filiation, filling, film, fire, fire a volley, fire at, fire off, fire upon, flagellum, flame, flare, flash, flight, fling, float, flourish, flush, fly, follow the hounds, foot, fork, fowl, frag, frond, fulgurant pain, fulgurate, fulminate, fusillade, gallop, gangue, garrote, gemmate, germinate, ghost, girdle pain, give light, give the quietus, give way, glance, glare, gleam, glide, glint, glow, gnawing, go hunting, go off, grand tour, grimace, griping, grow, grow rank, guide, guillotine, gun, gun down, gun for, gutter, hand, harm, haste, hasten, have a misery, hawk, heave, hie, highball, hit, hitch, hotfoot, hound, hump, hump it, hunt, hunt down, hurl, hurry, hurt, hurtle, ignition, immunize, impact, incandesce, incinerate, inflict capital punishment, injure, inoculate, jack, jacklight, jaunt, jettison, journey, jugulate, jumping pain, junk, junket, kill, kink, knock off, lancinating pain, lapidate, lash, launch, lay low, leaf, leaf out, leap, leave, let fly, let off, lift-off, limb, load, lode, lodestuff, loose, luster, luxuriate, mainline, make haste, matrix, microfilm, mineral deposit, mortar, mug, mushroom, nip, offset, offshoot, open fire, open up on, ore bed, outing, overgrow, overrun, pace, package tour, paddle, pan, pang, paroxysm, pay dirt, pelt, penstock, pentrough, pepper, peregrination, photo, photograph, photomap, pick, pick off, pilgrimage, pinch, pistol, pleasure trip, plow the deep, plug, ply the oar, poleax, poop, pop at, post, pot, potshoot, potshot, pound, prick, prime, progress, project, propel, prowl after, pull, pullulate, puncture, punt, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, put to death, race, radiate, radiograph, rake, ramage, ramification, rapid, rapids, ray, raze, reach, reject, riddle, ride, ride the sea, ride to hounds, riff, riffle, riot, ripple, rocket launching, roentgenograph, root, round trip, row, row away, row dry, rubberneck tour, ruin, run, runner, rush, safari, sail, sally, sapling, sarment, sault, scamper, scion, scoot, scour, scramble, scrap, scud, scull, scurry, scuttle, seedling, seizure, send out rays, set, set off, shaft, sharp pain, shatter, shell, shikar, shine, shine brightly, ship oars, shoot at, shoot down, shoot out rays, shoot up, shooting, shooting pain, short-term, shot, shotgun, shrink, silence, skedaddle, skim, sky an oar, slay, slip, smart, snap, snapshoot, snapshot, snipe, snipe at, snuff out, spasm, spear, speed, spew, sport, spray, sprig, spring, spring up, sprit, sprout, sprout up, spurt, stab, stab to death, stabbing pain, stalk, start, stem, step on it, still-hunt, stitch, stock, stolon, stone, stone to death, strafe, strangle, streak, strike, strike dead, strike root, sucker, suffer, switch, take a photograph, take a potshot, take aim at, take root, talbotype, tear, tendril, thallus, thrill, throb, throes, throw, throw away, throw out, throw up, tingle, tormen, torpedo, toss, touch off, tour, track, trail, trajectory, trek, trigger, trip, trough, turn, tweak, twig, twinge, twitch, upchuck, upspear, upsprout, vaccinate, vaporize, vegetate, vein, velocity peak, voyage, walk the waters, warp, weft, whisk, whiz, wince, woof, wound, wrack, wreck, wrench, writhe, zap, zero in on, zip

ROGET THESAURUS

Shoot

Posterity

N posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat, family, grandchildren, heirs, great-grandchild, child, son, daughter, butcha, bantling, scion, acrospire, plumule, shoot, sprout, olive-branch, sprit, branch, off-shoot, off- set, ramification, descendant, heir, heiress, heir-apparent, heir- presumptive, chip off the old block, heredity, rising generation, straight descent, sonship, line, lineage, filiation, primogeniture, filial, diphyletic, the child is father of the man, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, like father, like son.

Punishment

VB punish, chastise, chasten, castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice, cowhide, lambaste, visit upon, pay, pay out, serve out, do for, make short work of, give a lesson to, serve one right, make an example of, have a rod in pickle for, give it one, strike, deal a blow to, administer the lash, smite, slap, slap the face, smack, cuff, box the ears, spank, thwack, thump, beat, lay on, swinge, buffet, thresh, thrash, pummel, drub, leather, trounce, sandbag, baste, belabor, lace, lace one's jacket, dress, dress down, give a dressing, trim, warm, wipe, tund, cob, bang, strap, comb, lash, lick, larrup, wallop, whop, flog, scourge, whip, birch, cane, give the stick, switch, flagellate, horsewhip, bastinado, towel, rub down with an oaken towel, rib roast, dust one's jacket, fustigate, pitch into, lay about one, beat black and blue, beat to a mummy, beat to a jelly, give a black eye, tar and feather, pelt, stone, lapidate, masthead, keelhaul, execute, bring to the block, bring to the gallows, behead, decapitate, guillotine, decollate, hang, turn off, gibbet, bowstring, hang draw and quarter, shoot, decimate, burn, break on the wheel, crucify, empale, impale, flay, lynch, electrocute, gas, send to the gas chamber, torture, put on, put to the rack, picket, banish, exile, transport, expel, ostracize, rusticate, drum out, dismiss, disbar, disbench, strike off the roll, unfrock, post, suffer, suffer for, suffer punishment, be flogged, be executed, suffer the ultimate penalty, be hanged, come to the gallows, mount the gallows, swing, twist in the wind, dance upon nothing, die in one's shoes, be rightly served, be electrocuted, fry, ride the lightning, face the firing squad.

Expansion

VB become larger &c (large), expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather, fill out, deploy, take open order, dilate, stretch, distend, spread, mantle, wax, grow up, spring up, bud, bourgeon, shoot, sprout, germinate, put forth, vegetate, pullulate, open, burst forth, gain flesh, gather flesh, outgrow, spread like wildfire, overrun, be larger than, surpass, render larger &c (large), expand, spread, extend, aggrandize, distend, develop, amplify, spread out, widen, magnify, rarefy, inflate, puff, blow up, stuff, pad, cram, exaggerate, fatten.

Propulsion

VB propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, jerk, heave, shy, hurl, flirt, fillip, dart, lance, tilt, ejaculate, jaculate, fulminate, bolt, drive, sling, pitchfork, send, send off, let off, fire off, discharge, shoot, launch, release, send forth, let fly, put in orbit, send into orbit, launch into orbit dash, put in motion, set in motion, set agoing, start, give a start, give an impulse to, impel, trundle, expel, carry one off one's legs, put to flight.

Killing

VB kill, put to death, slay, shed blood, murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate, massacre, take away life, deprive of life, make away with, put an end to, despatch, dispatch, burke, settle, do for, strangle, garrote, hang, throttle, choke, stifle, suffocate, stop the breath, smother, asphyxiate, drown, saber, cut down, cut to pieces, cut the throat, jugulate, stab, run through the body, bayonet, eviscerate, put to the sword, put to the edge of the sword, shoot dead, blow one's brains out, brain, knock on the head, stone, lapidate, give a deathblow, deal a deathblow, give a quietus, give a coupe de grace, behead, bowstring, electrocute, gas, hunt, shoot, cut off, nip in the bud, launch into eternity, send to one's last account, sign one's death warrant, strike the death knell of, give no quarter, pour out blood like water, decimate, run amuck, wade knee deep in blood, imbrue one's hands in blood, die a violent death, welter in one's blood, dash out one's brains, blow out one's brains, commit suicide, kill oneself, make away with oneself, put an end to oneself, put an end to it all.

Physical Pain

N physical pain, pain, suffering, sufferance, suffrance, bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain, mental suffering, dolour, ache, aching, smart, shoot, shooting, twinge, twitch, gripe, headache, stomach ache, heartburn, angina, angina pectoris, hurt, cut, sore, soreness, discomfort, malaise, cephalalgia, earache, gout, ischiagra, lumbago, neuralgia, odontalgia, otalgia, podagra, rheumatism, sciatica, tic douloureux, toothache, tormina, torticollis, spasm, cramp, nightmare, ephialtes, crick, stitch, thrill, convulsion, throe, throb, pang, colic, kink, sharp pain, piercing pain, throbbing pain, shooting pain, sting, gnawing pain, burning pain, excruciating pain, anguish, agony, torment, torture, rack, cruciation, crucifixion, martyrdom, toad under a harrow, vivisection, in pain, in a state of pain, pained, gouty, podagric, torminous, painful, aching, sore, raw, Special Sensation (1) Touch.

VB feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain, suffer, ache, smart, bleed, tingle, shoot, twinge, twitch, lancinate, writhe, wince, make a wry face, sit on thorns, sit on pins and needles, give pain, inflict pain, lacerate, pain, hurt, chafe, sting, bite, gnaw, gripe, pinch, tweak, grate, gall, fret, prick, pierce, wring, convulse, torment, torture, rack, agonize, crucify, cruciate, excruciate, break on the wheel, put to the rack, flog, grate on the ear.


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