Synonyms of shot in English:

shot1

noun

  • 1 a shot rang out
    report, crack, bang, blast, explosion, discharge;
    (shots)gunfire
  • 2 the cannon have run out of shot
  • 3 his partner pulled off a winning backhand shot
    stroke, hit, strike;
    kick, throw, pitch, roll, bowl, lob, fling, hurl, shot-put
  • 4 Mike was an excellent shot
    marksman, markswoman, shooter, rifleman
    rare shootist
  • 5 here's a shot of us on holiday
    photograph, photo, snap, snapshot, picture, likeness, image, portrait, study, print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enprint, enlargement
  • 6 informal it's nice to get a shot at steering
    turn, chance, opportunity;
    guess
    informal go, stab, crack, bash, whack
    formal essay
  • 7 you need typhoid and cholera shots
  • Phrases

    a shot in the arm

    informal the improvements will provide a shot in the arm for thousands of small businesses
    [Antonyms] blow
    boost, fillip, pick-me-up, tonic, stimulus, spur, push, impetus, encouragement

    a shot in the dark

    Cunliffe admitted that his figure was little more than a shot in the dark
    guess, random guess, wild guess, surmise, supposition, conjecture, speculation, theorizing

    like a shot

    informal he would take the job like a shot
    without hesitation, unhesitatingly, very willingly, eagerly, enthusiastically, gladly;
    informal in/like a flash, before one can say Jack Robinson, before one can say knife

    not by a long shot

    he is not yet out of the woods, not by a long shot
    by no means, by no manner of means, not at all, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances;
    informal no way

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    Synonyms of shot in English:

    shot2

    adjective

    Phrases

    get shot of

    British informal
    the group also got shot of its brewing interests
    dispose of, do away with, throw away, throw out, toss out, clear out, discard, scrap, remove, dispense with, lose, dump, bin, unload, jettison, dismiss, expel, eject, weed out, root out
    informal get rid of, chuck (away), ditch, junk, get shut of
    British informal see the back of
    North American informal shuck off
  • shot silk
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