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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
    informal pot, blast, pump full of lead, plug, zap
    literary slay
  • 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
    informal belt, 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 informal bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down
    North American informal clip, boogie, hightail, barrel, lay rubber
    literary fleet
    North American vulgar slang drag/tear/haul ass
    archaic post, hie
  • 5 some years one or other plant fails to shoot
    sprout, put forth shoots, put forth buds, bud, burgeon, germinate
    technical pullulate
  • 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
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  • I nip off the new shoots to make the plant bush out
    sprout, offshoot, scion, sucker, bud, spear, runner, tendril, sprig, cutting
    technical stolon, flagellum, bine, ratoon
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