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  • 1 a shot rang out
    report, crack, bang, blast, explosion, discharge;
  • 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
  • 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;
    informalgo, stab, crack, bash, whack
  • 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;
    informalin/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;
    informalno way

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    shot 2



    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
    informalget rid of, chuck (away), ditch, junk, get shut of
    British informalsee the back of
    North American informalshuck off
  • shot silk
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