- 1 countable 1.1 (from gun, rifle)(from cannon)she fired three shotsa shot across the bows (Nautical)disparó tres vecesan exchange of shotsun cañonazo de advertenciaa shot in the darkun tiroteolike a shotif they offered it to me, I'd take it like a shotun palo de ciegoshe was off like a shotsi me lo ofrecieran, no dudaría un minuto en aceptarlo [colloquial]he was there like a shotsalió disparada or [colloquial] como un bólidoto call the shotsen medio minuto se plantó allí [colloquial]to have a shot in the/one's locker (British English)tener la última palabrathe government still has some shots (left) in its lockertener una carta en la mangatener una baza guardadaal gobierno aún le queda alguna carta or baza por jugarExample sentences1.2 (marksman) See examples: a good/poor shot
he's no shot: he can't hit anythingun buen/mal tiradortiene muy mala puntería; nunca da en el blanco
- 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.
- 2 [colloquial] 2.1 countable (attempt, try) See examples:it costs $50 a shotshotson 50 dólares por vez
atsomething/ -ingI'd like another shot at itshe had another shot at convincing themme gustaría volver a intentarlo or volver a hacer la tentativahave a shot at itnuevamente trató de convencerloshe gave it his best shot¿por qué no lo intentas?haz la prueba2.2 (chance) (no plural) an 8 to 1 shotlo hizo lo mejor que pudoa long shotit's a very long shot, but it might just workuna probabilidad entre 8not by a long shot he's not as good as she is, not by a long shotes una posibilidad muy remota pero quizás resulteél no es, ni por asomo, tan bueno como ellaél no es tan bueno como ella ni mucho menosExample sentences
- 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.
- 3 countable 3.1 (Photography) 3.2 (Cinema) location shotsexteriores (masculine plural)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 4 4.1 countable (projectile) 4.2 uncountable (pellets) See examples: (lead) shot4.3 countable (used in shotput) to put the shotperdigones (masculine plural)lanzar la bala or (Spain) el pesoExample sentences
- 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.
- They were made of wrought iron strips bound together with hoops and fired stone shot.
- 5 countable (in soccer)(in golf, tennis)Example sentences
- His refusal to go down often results in defenders getting extra shots at the ball.
- During afternoons in the school year, when the weather was good, I hit hundreds of nine-iron shots on a football field near our home.
- Rallies last far longer than in tennis - about 10 shots more on average - and the shuttle is in play for roughly double the time.
- 6 countable 6.1 (injection) a shot in the arm6.2 (of drink)una ayudaun estímuloExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (variegated) See examples: shot silkher hair was already shot with greyseda (feminine) tornasolada1.2 (pervaded, permeated) See examples: to be shot through with somethingtenía ya algunas canasya tenía el pelo entrecanothe whole argument was shot through with inconsistenciesestar plagado de algotodo el razonamiento estaba plagado de faltas de coherenciaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
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