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shot 1

Inglés americano: /ʃɑt/
Inglés británico: /ʃɒt/

noun

  • 1 countable 1.1 (from gun, rifle)
    (from cannon) cañonazo (masculine)
    she fired three shots
    disparó tres veces
    a shot across the bows (Nautical)
    un cañonazo de advertencia
    an exchange of shots
    un tiroteo
    a shot in the dark
    un palo de ciego
    like a shotif they offered it to me, I'd take it like a shot
    si me lo ofrecieran, no dudaría un minuto en aceptarlo [colloquial]
    she was off like a shot
    salió disparada
    salió como un bólido [colloquial]
    he was there like a shot
    en medio minuto se plantó allí [colloquial]
    to call the shots
    mandar
    tener la última palabra
    to have a shot in the/one's locker (British English)
    tener una carta en la manga
    tener una baza guardada
    the government still has some shots (left) in its locker
    al gobierno aún le queda alguna carta or baza por jugar
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Carter recommended firing two aimed shots to establish where the rifle is hitting.
    • Cursing himself for being so stupid, Bryce took aim and fired a single shot at the man's left leg.
    • When he didn't hear a single shot fired, Ben chanced a look behind him and saw Jen running after him.
    1.2 (marksman) a good/poor shot
    un buen/mal tirador
    he's no shot: he can't hit anything
    tiene muy mala puntería; nunca da en el blanco
  • 2 [colloquial] 2.1 countable (attempt, try)it costs $50 a shot
    son 50 dólares por vez
    shot at something/-ingI'd like another shot at it
    me gustaría volver a intentarlo or volver a hacer la tentativa
    she had another shot at convincing them
    nuevamente trató de convencerlos
    have a shot at it
    ¿por qué no lo intentas?
    haz la prueba
    he gave it his best shot
    lo hizo lo mejor que pudo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • You don't even have a shot at making something good if you don't sit down and give it a try.
    • Whatever people say about their team, all we know is we have a shot at making history.
    • In a perfect world, nearly every track on this album would have a shot at the top of the charts.
    2.2 (chance) (no plural) an 8 to 1 shot
    una probabilidad entre 8
    a long shotit's a very long shot, but it might just work
    es una posibilidad muy remota pero quizás resulte
    not by a long shot he's not as good as she is, not by a long shot
    él no es, ni por asomo, tan bueno como ella
    él no es tan bueno como ella ni mucho menos
  • 3 countable 3.1 (Photography)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Even the most amateur of photographers can snap perfect shots in this idyllic place.
    • In the same frame as Akayesu's photograph is a shot of Prosper taken earlier in the trial.
    • At a team practice, a local photographer snaps some shots of her which he hopes to sell on the open market.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I think she was pleased to have her tree photographed there, though, but tried her best to be out of shot.
    • Have the assistant who will fire the trigger, out of camera shot on the ground.
    • Perhaps there is an unsightly electricity pylon just out of camera shot?
    3.2 (Cinema) location shots
    exteriores (masculine plural)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Is there really a need for slow motion shots of him running with an American flag?
    • Indeed elegance is the last thing you might have expected from the opening shots of the film.
    • It is really the exterior shots and fight sequences which give the film its scope and grandeur.
  • 4 4.1 countable (projectile)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • They were made of wrought iron strips bound together with hoops and fired stone shot.
    4.2 uncountable (pellets) (lead) shot
    perdigones (masculine plural)
    4.3 countable (used in shotput) to put the shot
    lanzar la bala or (Spain) el peso
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Right before you get ready to throw the shot, take a deep breath in and let it out.
    • These are things that are not going to allow you to repeat and throw a good shot.
    • I practised throwing the shot in the orchard and I ran the 800m to national standard.
  • 6 countable 6.1 (injection) a shot in the arm
    una ayuda
    un estímulo
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Immunization shots and antiviral drugs are apparently not plentiful enough to withstand a pandemic.
    • The current vaccine involves six shots with yearly boosters.
    • The biggest problem people have is usually some tenderness at the site of the vaccination, but flu shots absolutely don't cause the flu.
    6.2 (of drink)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • This happens when alcohol is added to a non-alcoholic drink, or when an alcoholic drink has shots of spirits added without the person requesting it.
    • One winter they ran out of beer, so people were drinking shots of whiskey with red-wine chasers.
    • Then we ordered shots of whiskey to drink with our beer.

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Inglés americano: /ʃɑt/
Inglés británico: /ʃɒt/

adjective

  • 1 1.1 (variegated) shot silk
    seda (feminine) tornasolada
    her hair was already shot with grey
    tenía ya algunas canas
    ya tenía el pelo entrecano
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Sometimes they were shot with streaks of ultramarine, or they lit up the sea like jade.
    • We came to the small medieval town of Orchha as the sun was sinking from a pink and grey sky shot with golden threads.
    • The back is greenish and the sides silvery, shot with blue and pink.
    1.2 (pervaded, permeated) to be shot through with something
    estar plagado de algo
    the whole argument was shot through with inconsistencies
    todo el razonamiento estaba plagado de faltas de coherencia
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Some of the songs are shot through with what seems like a deliberately ambiguous approach.
    • The novels are shot through with a Burkean fear of enlightenment rationalism.
    • Pipes's book is shot through with essentialism and questionable generalizations.
  • 2 (worn-out) (esp (American English) ) [colloquial]
    hecho polvo [colloquial]
  • 3 (rid) (British English) [colloquial]to get shot of something/somebody
    sacarse or quitarse algo/a alguien de encima
    deshacerse de algo/alguien

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