Share this entry


Synonyms of shoot in English:


  • 1 he went out to shoot rabbits
    put a bullet in, pick off, bag, fell, kill;
    execute, put before a firing squad
    informalpot, blast, pump full of lead, plug, zap
  • 2 the men began to shoot at the enemy
    bombard, shell
  • 3 faster than a machine gun can shoot bullets
    discharge, fire, launch, let off, loose off, let fly, send forth, emit
  • 4 a police car shot past
    race, hurry, hasten, flash, dash, dart, rush, speed, hurtle, streak, really move, spank along, whirl, whizz, go like lightning, go hell for leather, whoosh, buzz, zoom, swoop, blast, charge;
    stampede, gallop, chase, career, bustle, sweep, hare, fly, wing, scurry, scud, scutter
    informalbelt, scoot, scorch, tear, zap, zip, whip (along), get cracking, get a move on, step on it, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell
    British informalbomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down
    North American informalclip, boogie, hightail, barrel, lay rubber
    North American vulgar slangdrag/tear/haul ass
    archaicpost, hie
  • 5 some years one or other plant fails to shoot
    sprout, put forth shoots, put forth buds, bud, burgeon, germinate
  • 6 the film was shot on location in Tunisia
    film, photograph, take/get a photograph/photo of, take/get photographs of, take/get a picture of, take/get pictures of, take someone's picture/photo, take/get a snapshot/snap of, take, snap, capture/record on film/celluloid;
    make a film of, televise, video
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • I nip off the new shoots to make the plant bush out
    sprout, offshoot, scion, sucker, bud, spear, runner, tendril, sprig, cutting
  • Definition of shoot in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources