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

Translation of shoot in Spanish:


  • 2 2.1 (shooting party)
    (expedition) cacería (feminine)
    pheasants reared for the shoot
    faisanes criados para caza
    Example sentences
    • It featured a sporting clay shoot, guided hunts for pheasant and quail and a celebrity dinner with live and silent auctions.
    • In the first, the applicant S took part in a protest against a grouse shoot.
    • Grouse and partridge shoots are run separately.
    2.2 (land) (British English)
    coto (masculine) or vedado (masculine) (de caza)
    Example sentences
    • The game shoots of the area supply plenty of pheasant in season, but other game, such as grouse, has suffered due to a succession of wet winters.
    • Game farmers hatch out eggs and day old chicks or poults are delivered to the shoot depending on the model they are operating.
    • There is another similar shoot up the same valley.
  • 3 (Cinema)
    Example sentences
    • Based on what I have learned from past experiences, here are some pointers to make the most of your camp's video or photography shoot.
    • It may be an unusual combination, but the two pursuits don't necessarily conflict, except when Ciara turns up for a fashion shoot sporting a few cuts and bruises.
    • ‘The rest of the week, I have modeling shoots and press conferences,’ she said.

transitive verb past tense & past participle shot

  • 1 1.1
    pegarle un tiro or un balazo a
    they shot him three times in the legs
    le pegaron tres tiros en las piernas
    I've been shot!
    ¡me han herido!
    she was shot in the arm
    recibió un balazo en el brazo
    they shot him dead
    lo mataron a tiros/de un tiro
    (by firing squad) lo fusilaron
    to shoot oneself
    pegarse un tiro
    he got o was shot while filming the riots
    recibió un balazo mientras filmaba los disturbios
    you'll get shot for that! [colloquial]
    ¡te van a matar! [colloquial]
    you'll get me shot! [colloquial]
    ¡me van a matar por tu culpa! [colloquial]
    he deserves to be shot
    ¡es (como) para matarlo! [colloquial]
    to shoot something to pieces o bits
    hacer añicos or pedazos algo
    to shoot the breeze o bull (American English)
    darle a la lengua or a la sinhueso [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • He was shot dead with a bullet to his head in the streets of the camp.
    • Robinson was shot dead even though he could have been wounded and arrested.
    • One soldier was shot dead and two wounded on Monday as they stood guard outside a weapons depot.
    1.2 (hunt)
    Example sentences
    • Some people argue that hunting is more cruel than shooting as some hunts last for 25 miles and up to 8 hours.
    • Throughout his life he maintained an interest in country ways including National Hunt racing, shooting and fly-fishing.
    • On the other hand, I know there are a lot of folks living outside Manhattan who hunt or enjoy shooting.
  • 2 2.1 (fire)
    she shot him a suspicious glance
    le lanzó una mirada recelosa
    to shoot questions at somebody
    acribillar a alguien a preguntas
    Example sentences
    • Seiya shot at her but the bullets were absorbed by her shield and sent back at her.
    • Leroy shot at me, but there had only been one bullet in the gun and it only clicked.
    • The kids I see and eat with every day still want to help this country, in spite of getting shot at while doing it.
    2.2 (eject, propel) the passengers were shot out of their seats
    los pasajeros salieron despedidos de sus asientos
    Example sentences
    • His car then shot forward, hit Mr Skipworth, and then careered into a second parked car.
    • Her car then shot forward and went over the cliff through the railings between some seating.
    • He shot forward suddenly, knocking me backwards with a powerful kick to my chest.
  • 3 (pass swiftly) to shoot the rapids
    salvar los rápidos
    to shoot the lights (British English) [colloquial]
    saltarse la luz roja or (Mexico tb) pasarse los altos
  • 4 4.1 (Sport)
    Nelson shot 66 yesterday (in golf)
    Nelson hizo ayer el recorrido en 66 golpes
    he shot four baskets
    encestó cuatro veces
    Example sentences
    • He chested down a cross on the edge of the box, juggled it once on his foot with back to goal, turned and shot with his left.
    • He can dribble, he is not afraid to beat men, and of course he can cross, shoot and take free kicks perfectly-what more could you really want from a midfielder?
    • Our game plan in the Finals was to take the puck wide, shoot, and go for rebounds.
    Example sentences
    • Melissa Nawa improved her game, shooting an amazing six-over-par 78 but Michael Chiluba bowed out of the competition.
    • Meanwhile, England’s Lee Westwood shot a four-under-par 67 yesterday.
    • The Australian shot a final round of 63 for a 26-under-par total of 262 to secure his second win of the season and third European Tour title.
    4.2 (play) (American English)
    jugar a
    to shoot craps/billiards
    jugar a los dados/al billar
    Example sentences
    • The two plan to use all of their knowledge of cardsharking, pool shooting, and rolling dice at an unprecedented worldwide gathering of hustlers.
    • I don't know if he could shoot pool, although I had the feeling finding out could prove expensive.
    • Show me an accountant that shoots pool, and I'll show you a game that is carefully calculated.
  • 5 (Cinema)
    Example sentences
    • Much of the film is intentionally shot on video tape, so some scenes look grainy and soft.
    • It also meant that every sequence in the film could be shot on location, without the need to make the scenes inside the cab look as though they are fake.
    • Once all the ingredients are assembled, making a film involves shooting scenes and editing them to create the final sensation.
  • 6 (inject) [slang]
    chutarse [slang]
    picarse [slang]
    pincharse [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Then you say, "now can i ask you a question?", then Dominic says "okay, shoot".
    • Okay, shoot. But don't ask me who the vice president of India is. I hope you know I don’t really read news papers that much.
    Example sentences
    • In the last three weeks, up to 25 drug users have come here every night to shoot heroin and cocaine into their veins.
    • In addition, there were frequent public outcries over the users' behaviors, such as shooting their drugs openly in public places.
    • And while the woman did shoot heroin, she also shot a lot of cocaine.

intransitive verb past tense & past participle shot

  • 1 1.1 (fire weapon) don't move or I'll shoot!
    ¡no se mueva o disparo!
    to shoot wide/straight
    disparar desviado/certeramente
    to shoot to kill
    disparar or tirar a matar
    to shoot at somebody/something
    dispararle a alguien/a algo
    they shot at the crowd
    le dispararon a la muchedumbre
    dispararon sobre la muchedumbre
    Example sentences
    • So you never saw him shoot a gun, fire a weapon, right?
    • She couldn't shoot a gun, but she could start a fire without a problem.
    • At drop off the teacher shoots a starting gun and I sprint from the building and peel out of the parking lot to go and do things.
    1.2 (hunt) to go shooting 1.3 (proceed) [colloquial]can I ask you something? — sure, shoot!
    ¿te puedo preguntar algo? — claro ¡dispara! or (Latin America) ¡pregunta nomás!
  • 2 (move swiftly) their record shot straight to number one
    su disco subió directamente al número uno
    we were shooting along at 100mph
    íbamos como una bala or como un bólido a 100 millas por hora [colloquial]
    she shot past, almost knocking me over
    pasó como una bala or como un bólido y casi me atropella [colloquial]
    the days shot by
    los días pasaron volando
    he shot out of his seat
    saltó del asiento
  • 5 (Botany)
    Example sentences
    • Vines were also shooting out at Hadez as he spoke.
    • When Dahlia tubers shoot, divide and plant in a sunny spot in the garden.
    • Then they start shooting out seeds, which go a certain distance then fall to the ground and grow.
    Example sentences
    • Near the base each cord has a short branch shooting upward on its right side.
    • Spiky vines shot out of the grass.
    • I pictured the vines shooting out and finally felt the warmth that meant the magic was coming.


  • (American English) [colloquial]
    ¡miércoles! [colloquial] [euphemistic]
    ¡mecachis! [colloquial] [euphemistic]

Phrasal verbs

shoot down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object

shoot for

verb + preposition + object (American English)
aspirar a

shoot off

verb + adverb
1 (leave quickly)
irse or salir disparado or [colloquial] como un bólido
2 (ejaculate) (British English) [vulgar]
venirse [vulgar]
correrse (Spain) [vulgar]
acabar (South America) [slang]
derramarse (Colombia) [vulgar]

shoot out

1verb + adverb (emerge quickly)
salir disparado or [colloquial] como un bólido
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (put out)
sacar (rápidamente)
to shoot it out (with somebody)the terrorists shot it out with the police
los terroristas y la policía la emprendieron a tiros

shoot up

1verb + adverb 1.1 (grow tall)
crecer mucho
he's really shot up
ha crecido muchísimo
ha pegado tremendo estirón [colloquial]
1.2 (go up quickly)
salir disparado
several hands shot up
inmediatamente se alzaron varias manos
1.3 (inject drugs) [slang]
chutarse [slang]
picarse [slang]
pincharse [colloquial]
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object [colloquial] (with machine gun)
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