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1 shot

The act of firing a projectile.

synonym: shooting.

Roget 722: warfare; fighting etc. v.; hostilities; war, arms, the sword; Mars, Bellona, grim visaged war, horrida bella [Lat.]; bloodshed.    appeal to arms, ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more

Dutch: schietpartij, schot
Polish: wystrzał, strzał

2 shot

A solid missile discharged from a firearm:
— The shot buzzed past his ear.

synonym: pellet.

Polish: śrut

3 shot

sports The act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand:
— A good shot requires good balance and tempo.
— He left me an almost impossible shot.

synonym: stroke.

Polish: uderzenie

4 shot

A chance to do something:
— He wanted a shot at the champion.

synonym: crack.

5 shot

A person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot):
— He is a crack shot.

synonym: shooter.

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Roget 284: propulsion, projection; propelment; vis a tergo [Lat.], force from behind; push, shove etc. (impulse) 276; ejaculate; ejection etc. 297; ... show more

Dutch: schutter
Polish: strzelec

6 shot

A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film.

synonym: scene.

7 shot

The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe:
— The nurse gave him a flu shot.

synonym: injection.

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Dutch: spuitje, injectie
Polish: iniekcja, zastrzyk

8 shot

A small drink of liquor:
— He poured a shot of whiskey.

synonym: nip.

Polish: kieliszeczek

9 shot

An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect:
— His parting shot was `drop dead'.

synonyms: barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, slam.

Dutch: hatelijkheid, speldenprik, speldeprik, steek, stekeligheid
Polish: przycinek, przymówka, przytyk

10 shot

An estimate based on little or no information.

synonyms: dead reckoning, guess, guessing, guesswork.

Roget 514: supposition, assumption, assumed position, postulation, condition, presupposition, hypothesis, blue sky hypothesis, postulate, postulatum [Lat.], theory; thesis, theorem; ... show more

Dutch: gissing, giswerk, gegist bestek, nattevingerwerk

11 shot

An informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera:
— My snapshots haven't been developed yet.
— He tried to get unposed shots of his friends.

synonyms: snap, snapshot.

Dutch: momentopname

12 shot

Sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put.

13 shot

An explosive charge used in blasting.

14 shot

A blow hard enough to cause injury.

15 shot

An attempt to score in a game.

Polish: strzał

16 shot

Informal words for any attempt or effort:
— He gave it his best shot.

synonym: stab.

Dutch: steek

17 shot

The launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination.

synonym: blastoff.


1 shot

Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles:
— Chatoyant (or shot) silk.

synonyms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent.

Roget 440: variegated etc. v.; many-colored, many-hued; divers-colored, party-colored; dichromatic, polychromatic; bicolor, tricolor, versicolor; of all the colors of the rainbow, of all manner of colors; ... show more


Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Nimrod, SOL, Telephoto, Wirephoto, admission, admission fee, aerial photograph, all bets off, all off, all over, all up, altitude peak, anchorage, ante, antelope, antitoxin, approach, archer, arrow, artilleryman ... show more.

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1 shoot

A new branch.

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more

Roget 167: posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat; family, grandchildren, ... show more

Dutch: afzetsel, groei, loot, lot, poot, rank, scheut, schoot, spruit, telg ... show more
Polish: pęd, pęd roślinny

2 shoot

The act of shooting at targets.


1 shoot

Hit with a missile from a weapon.

synonyms: hit, pip.

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... show more

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Dutch: aanschieten

2 shoot

Kill by firing a missile.

synonym: pip.

3 shoot

Fire a shot.

synonym: blast.

Dutch: schieten

4 shoot

Make a film or photograph of something:
— Shoot a movie.

synonyms: film, take.

Dutch: vlies, film, verfilmen

5 shoot

Send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly.

6 shoot

Run or move very quickly or hastily.

synonyms: dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud.

Roget 284: propel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, jerk, heave, shy, hurl; flirt, fillip.    ... show more

Dutch: afschieten, flitsen, schieten

7 shoot

Move quickly and violently.

synonyms: buck, charge, shoot down, tear.

8 shoot

Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective.

9 shoot

Record on photographic film.

synonyms: photograph, snap.

Dutch: flitsen, fotograferen, kieken, trekken

10 shoot

Emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully.

11 shoot

Cause a sharp and sudden pain in.

12 shoot

Force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing.

synonym: inject.

13 shoot

Variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors.

14 shoot

Throw dice, as in a crap game.

15 shoot

Spend frivolously and unwisely.

synonyms: dissipate, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away.

Dutch: verprutsen

16 shoot


17 shoot

Utter fast and forcefully.

18 shoot

Measure the altitude of by using a sextant.

19 shoot

Produce buds, branches, or germinate.

synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, sprout, spud.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: botten, kiemen, ontkiemen, punten, schieten, uitbotten, uitlopen, uitschieten

20 shoot

Give an injection to.

synonym: inject.

Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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