Definitions for shootʃut
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shootʃut(v.; n.)shot, shoot•ing
(v.t.)to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.
to send forth or discharge (a missile) from a weapon.
to discharge (a weapon).
to send forth (questions, ideas, etc.) rapidly.
to fling; propel:
The volcano shot lava high into the air.
to direct suddenly or swiftly:
He shot a smile at his wife.
to move suddenly; send swiftly along.
to go over (country) in hunting game.
to pass rapidly through, over, down, etc.:
to shoot the rapids.
to emit (a ray or rays, as of light) suddenly, briefly, or intermittently.
to variegate by threads, streaks, etc., of another color.
to cause to extend or project (often fol. by out):
He shot out his arm.
to put forth (buds, branches, etc.).
to slide (a bolt or the like) into or out of its fastening.
Category: Building Trades
to pull (one's cuffs) abruptly toward one's hands.
to take the altitude of (a heavenly body).
to detonate; cause to explode.
to take a picture of; photograph or film.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to send forth missiles from a bow, firearm, or the like.
to be discharged, as a firearm.
to hunt with a gun for sport.
to move or pass suddenly or swiftly:
The car shot ahead and out of sight.
to put forth buds or shoots, as a plant; germinate.
to take a photograph.
to film or begin to film a scene or movie.
to extend; jut:
a cape shooting out into the sea.
to propel a ball, puck, etc., toward a goal or in a particular way.
to flow through the body:
Pain shot through his arm.
to carry by force of discharge or momentum:
The missile shot thousands of miles into space.
Informal. to begin to talk.
shoot down, to cause to fall by hitting with a shot. to disparage, reject, or expose as false or inadequate.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase
shoot for or at, to attempt to obtain or accomplish.
Category: Verb Phrase
shoot up, to grow rapidly or suddenly. to damage or harass by reckless shooting. to wound by shooting. Slang. to inject a narcotic drug intravenously.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)the act of shooting with a bow, firearm, etc.
a shooting expedition or contest.
a growing or sprouting, as of a plant.
a new or young growth that shoots off from some portion of a plant.
a sprout that is not three feet high.
the launching of a missile.
a photographic assignment or session, as for a feature film or a television commercial.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz, Informal, Photography
Rowing. the interval between strokes.
a narrow vein of ore.
Idioms for shoot:
shoot from the hip,Informal.to act or speak without due consideration or deliberation.
shoot off one's mouth or face, Slang. to talk indiscreetly, make thoughtless remarks, etc. to exaggerate; brag.
shoot one's wad or bolt, Informal. to spend all one's money. Also,shoot the works.to spend and exhaust all one's energies or resources.
shoot the breeze or bull,Informal.to chat aimlessly.
Origin of shoot:
bef. 900; ME shoten (v.), OE scēotan, c. OFris skiata, OHG sciozzan, ON skjōta; akin to shot1
a new branch
the act of shooting at targets
"they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
shoot, hit, pip(verb)
hit with a missile from a weapon
kill by firing a missile
fire a shot
"the gunman blasted away"
film, shoot, take(verb)
make a film or photograph of something
"take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
"shoot a glance"
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot(verb)
run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)
move quickly and violently
"The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
"shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
photograph, snap, shoot(verb)
record on photographic film
"I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
"The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
cause a sharp and sudden pain in
"The pain shot up her leg"
force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
"inject hydrogen into the balloon"
variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
throw dice, as in a crap game
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away(verb)
spend frivolously and unwisely
"Fritter away one's inheritance"
"shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"
utter fast and forcefully
"She shot back an answer"
measure the altitude of by using a sextant
"shoot a star"
shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout(verb)
produce buds, branches, or germinate
"the potatoes sprouted"
give an injection to
"We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to use a gun or other weapon
He pulled out a rifle and started shooting.; They were shooting at targets.; The police were shooting rubber bullets.
to kill or injure with a gun
He shot a woman in the leg.; The police shot him dead.
to move very quickly
The dog shot past us, howling.; The pain shot through my chest.
to film or photograph
They're shooting the movie in our town.; He shot some beautiful pictures.
to look at in a way that shows an emotion
He shot her a look of hatred.
to try to get a ball, puck, etc. into the goal
The crowd was screaming, "Shoot!"; kids shooting baskets
to do sth that damages your ability to succeed
Hiring inexperienced workers is just shooting yourself in the foot.
a new stem growing on a plant
the first green shoots coming through the soil
an occasion when photographs are taken for an advertisement, magazine, etc.
a fashion photo shoot
indicates frustration or anger
Shoot, I don't have my keys.
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
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
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
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
to send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit
to push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud
to plane straight; to fit by planing
to pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar
to variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches
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
to discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well
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
to penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains
to feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain
to germinate; to bud; to sprout
to grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly
to change form suddenly; especially, to solidify
to protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory
to move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee
the act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle
a young branch or growth
a rush of water; a rapid
a vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode
a weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick
a shoat; a young hog
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.
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Translations for shoot
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(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.
- يُطْلِقُ النّارArabic
- dispararPortuguese (BR)
- střílet, vystřelitCzech
- βάλλω, πυροβολώGreek
- disparar, lanzarSpanish
- tulistama, laskmaEstonian
- شليك كردنFarsi
- pucati, strijeljatiCroatian
- (vkire, vmire) lőHungarian
- menembaki, memanahiIndonesian
- sparare; scoccareItalian
- šaudyti, nušautiLithuanian
- menembak; memanahMalay
- skyte, fyre avNorwegian
- شليك كردنPersian
- وېشتل (لكه په ګولۍ يا غشي) ډزكول، واركول: اچول (لكه رڼا): پورې وهل، ټېل وهل: په تراټ وتل (يا پورې وتل): عكس اخيستل: تېرېدل توغېدل ( لكه غشى )، ګوزارېدل: خلاصيدل، ايله كېدل: وار كيدل: ويشتل كيدل: راوتل: ټوكيدل، نيښ وهل: فلم ډكولPashto
- a trageRomanian
- стрелять, вести огоньRussian
- strieľať, vystreliťSlovak
- ateş etmek, atmak, fırlatmakTurkish
- 發射，開火Chinese (Trad.)
- بندوق وغیرہ داغناUrdu
- 发射，射击Chinese (Simp.)
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