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British English: /ʃɒt/
American English: /ʃɑt/

Translation of shot in French:

past tense, past participle


  • 1 (from gun etc) to fire ou take a shot at somebody/something
    tirer sur quelqu'un/quelque chose
    it took several shots to kill him
    il fallu plusieurs balles pour l'achever
    the government fired the opening shot by saying…
    le gouvernement a ouvert le feu en disant…
  • 2 (Sport) (in tennis, golf, cricket)
    (in football)
    to have ou take a shot at goal (in football) ‘good shot!’
    ‘bien joué!’
    two shots up on/behind somebody (in golf)
    deux coups d'avance/de retard sur quelqu'un
  • 4 (Cinema) to be in/out of shot
    être dans le champ/hors champ
  • 5 (injection) to give somebody a shot
    faire une piqûre à quelqu'un
  • 6 (attempt) See examples: to have a shot at doing
    essayer de faire quelque chose
    to give it one's best shot
  • 9 (person who shoots) See examples: to be a good/poor shot
    être un bon/mauvais tireur
  • 10
    (dose) See examples: a shot of whisky/gin
    une lampée (informal) de whisky/gin


  • 1
    also: shot through
    shot (through) with gold/red etc
    strié d'or/de rouge etc
    her hair was shot (through) with grey
    ses cheveux étaient parsemés de gris
  • 2
    also: shot away
    (destroyed) See examples: he is shot (away)
    il n'a plus toute sa tête
    his nerves were shot
    il était à bout de nerfs
    his confidence is shot
    il a perdu toute confiance


to call the shots

dicter la loi

to be shot of somebody/something

être débarrassé de quelqu'un/quelque chose

to get shot of somebody/something

se débarrasser de quelqu'un/quelque chose

to give something a shot in the arm

revigorer quelque chose

the dog was after the cat like a shot

le chien s'est lancé brusquement à la poursuite du chat

he'd go like a shot, if he had the chance

il partirait sans hésiter, s'il en avait l'occasion

‘I don't care what you think,’ was his parting shot

‘je me moque de ce que vous pensez,’ a-t-il décoché en partant

it was a shot in the dark

ça a été dit au hasard

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