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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoot(noun)

    a new branch

  2. shoot(verb)

    the act of shooting at targets

    "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

  3. shoot, hit, pip(verb)

    hit with a missile from a weapon

  4. shoot, pip(verb)

    kill by firing a missile

  5. blast, shoot(verb)

    fire a shot

    "the gunman blasted away"

  6. film, shoot, take(verb)

    make a film or photograph of something

    "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"

  7. shoot(verb)

    send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly

    "shoot a glance"

  8. dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot(verb)

    run or move very quickly or hastily

    "She dashed into the yard"

  9. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

  10. shoot(verb)

    throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

    "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"

  11. photograph, snap, shoot(verb)

    record on photographic film

    "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"

  12. shoot(verb)

    emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully

    "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"

  13. shoot(verb)

    cause a sharp and sudden pain in

    "The pain shot up her leg"

  14. inject, shoot(verb)

    force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

    "inject hydrogen into the balloon"

  15. shoot(verb)

    variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors

    "shoot cloth"

  16. shoot(verb)

    throw dice, as in a crap game

  17. fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away(verb)

    spend frivolously and unwisely

    "Fritter away one's inheritance"

  18. shoot(verb)

    score

    "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"

  19. shoot(verb)

    utter fast and forcefully

    "She shot back an answer"

  20. shoot(verb)

    measure the altitude of by using a sextant

    "shoot a star"

  21. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout(verb)

    produce buds, branches, or germinate

    "the potatoes sprouted"

  22. inject, shoot(verb)

    give an injection to

    "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoot(noun)

    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

  2. Shoot(verb)

    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

  3. Shoot(verb)

    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

  4. Shoot(verb)

    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

  5. Shoot(verb)

    to send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit

  6. Shoot(verb)

    to push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud

  7. Shoot(verb)

    to plane straight; to fit by planing

  8. Shoot(verb)

    to pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar

  9. Shoot(verb)

    to variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches

  10. Shoot(verb)

    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

  11. Shoot(verb)

    to discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well

  12. Shoot(verb)

    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

  13. Shoot(verb)

    to penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains

  14. Shoot(verb)

    to feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain

  15. Shoot(verb)

    to germinate; to bud; to sprout

  16. Shoot(verb)

    to grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly

  17. Shoot(verb)

    to change form suddenly; especially, to solidify

  18. Shoot(verb)

    to protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory

  19. Shoot(verb)

    to move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee

  20. Shoot(noun)

    the act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle

  21. Shoot(noun)

    a young branch or growth

  22. Shoot(noun)

    a rush of water; a rapid

  23. Shoot(noun)

    a vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode

  24. Shoot(noun)

    a weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick

  25. Shoot(noun)

    a shoat; a young hog

Freebase

  1. Shoot

    Shoots are new plant growth, they can include stems, flowering stems with flower buds, and leaves. The new growth from seed germination that grows upward is a shoot where leaves will develop. In the spring, perennial plant shoots are the new growth that grows from the ground in herbaceous plants or the new stem and/or flower growth that grows on woody plants. In everyday speech, shoots are often confused with stems. Stems, which are a critical component of shoots, provide an axis for buds, fruits, and leaves. Shoots are often eaten by animals because the fibres in the new growth have not yet completed secondary cell wall development; this makes shoots softer and easier to chew and digest. As shoots grow and age, the cells develop completed cell walls that have a hard and tough structure. Some plants produce toxins that make their shoots inedible or less palatable.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoot' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3825

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoot' in Verbs Frequency: #277

Anagrams of shoot »

  1. Hoots

  2. Sooth

  3. Sotho

  4. Toosh


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