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Synonyms of shoot in English:


  • 1 they shot him in the street
    gun down, mow down, hit, wound, injure;
    put a bullet in, pick off, bag, fell, kill
    informal pot, blast, pump full of lead, plug
  • 2 they shot at the enemy
    fire, open fire, aim, snipe, let fly;
    bombard, shell
  • 3 faster than a gun can shoot bullets
    discharge, fire, launch, loose off, let fly, emit
  • 4 a car shot past
    race, speed, flash, dash, dart, rush, hurtle, careen, streak, whiz, go like lightning, go hell-bent for leather, zoom, charge;
    informal belt, scoot, scorch, tear, zip, whip, step on it, burn rubber, bomb, hightail it, barrel
  • 5 the plant failed to shoot
    sprout, bud, burgeon, germinate
  • 6 the film was shot in Toronto
    film, photograph, take, snap, capture, record, tape;
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  • 1 nip off the new shoots
    sprout, bud, offshoot, scion, sucker, spear, runner, tendril, sprig
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