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British English: /ʃuːt/
American English: /ʃut/

Translation of shoot in Italian:



(American English) [informal]
  • 2 (telling somebody to speak)

transitive verb pass., p.pass. shot

  • 1 (fire)
    to shoot something at somebody, something
    (with gun)
    sparare qualcosa a qualcuno, qualcosa
    (with missiles)
    lanciare qualcosa a qualcuno, qualcosa
    to shoot one's way out of somewhere
    scappare da qualche posto sparando
  • 2
    (hit with gun) (person, animal)
    (kill) (person, animal)
    she shot him in the leg, back to be shot in the leg, back
    essere colpito o ferito alla gamba, alla schiena
    he was shot in the head to shoot somebody for desertion, spying
    fucilare qualcuno per diserzione, spionaggio
    to shoot somebody dead
    colpire qualcuno a morte
    you'll get shot if someone catches you! [figurative]
    se qualcuno ti becca sei morto!
    I could shoot him!
    potrei ucciderlo!
    to be shot to pieces
    essere crivellato di pallottole
    essere fatto a pezzi
  • 3 (direct)
    (look) at a
    (smile) at a
    to shoot questions at somebody
    bombardare qualcuno di domande
  • 6 (in canoeing) See examples:to shoot the rapids
    scendere le rapide
  • 7 (in golf) See examples:to shoot 75
    fare 75 punti
  • 8 (American English) (Games, Sport)
    (pool, craps)
    to shoot dice
    tirare i dadi

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. shot

  • 1 (fire a gun)
    at a, contro
    to shoot to kill, wound
    sparare per uccidere, ferire
  • 5 (Sport) (in football, hockey etc.)

reflexive verb pass., p.pass. shot

  • to shoot oneself
    to shoot oneself in the head, leg
    spararsi alla testa, alla gamba, un colpo in testa, nella gamba


to shoot a line


to shoot oneself in the foot

darsi la zappa sui piedi

to shoot the works

(American English) [informal]
fare tutto il possibile

the whole (bang) shoot


to shoot one's mouth off

Phrasal verbs

shoot down:

1 shoot down [somebody, something], shoot [somebody, something] down (Aviation, Military)
(plane, pilot)
he was shot down over France
è stato abbattuto mentre sorvolava la Francia
to shoot [somebody, something] down in flames
[figurative] (argument, person)
2 shoot [somebody] down, shoot down [somebody] (gunman)

shoot off

his leg was shot off by a cannonball
un colpo di cannone gli staccò la gamba

shoot out:

shoot out
the car shot out of a side street
la macchina è saltata fuori da una viuzza laterale
to shoot one's foot, arm out
tendere il braccio, la gamba
the snake shot its tongue out
il serpente fece guizzare la lingua
to shoot it out [informal]
regolare i conti a colpi di arma da fuoco

shoot up:

1 shoot up 1.1
(flames, spray)
[figurative] (prices, profits)
1.2 (grow rapidly)
crescere rapidamente
that boy has really shot up! [figurative]
quel ragazzo è cresciuto tutto d'un colpo
1.3 (inject oneself) (in drug addicts' slang)
bucarsi, farsi
2 shoot up [something], shoot [something] up 2.1 [informal] (inject) (in drug addicts' slang)
farsi di
2.2 (with bullets)
sparare su
he was badly shot up
gli hanno sparato ferendolo gravemente

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