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shoot US English

Kill or wound (a person or animal) with a bullet or arrow

shoot US Thesaurus

they shot him in the street

chute US English

A sloping channel or slide for conveying things to a lower level

shoot in chute1 US English

A sloping channel or slide for conveying things to a lower level

shoot up US English

(Especially of a child) grow taller rapidly

shoot-out US English

A decisive gun battle

shoot hoops US English

Play basketball

photo shoot US English

Another term for photo session.

shoot-down US English

An act or instance of bringing down an aircraft by shooting at it

side shoot US English

A shoot growing from the side of a plant’s stem

water shoot US English

A vigorous but unproductive shoot from the trunk, main branch, or root of a tree

bamboo shoot US English

A young shoot of bamboo, eaten as a vegetable

shoot through US English

Leave, typically to escape from or avoid someone or something

turkey shoot US English

A situation, typically in a war, in which one side has an overwhelming advantage

kangaroo shoot US English

An operation in which kangaroos are culled; a kangaroo drive

shoot it out US English

Engage in a decisive confrontation, typically a gun battle

shoot a line US English

Describe something in an exaggerated, untruthful, or boastful way

shoot-'em-up US English

A fast-moving story or movie, of which gunfire is a dominant feature

shoot the sun US English

Ascertain the altitude of the sun with a sextant in order to determine one’s latitude

shoot one's wad US English

Spend all one’s money

shoot up in shoot someone/something up US English

Inject a narcotic drug; inject someone with a narcotic drug

point-and-shoot US English

Denoting an automatic camera which, when it is pointed at a subject and the shutter release is pressed, will take a properly exposed and focused photograph

shoot the breeze US English

Have a casual conversation

shoot one's cuffs US English

Pull one’s shirt cuffs out to project beyond the cuffs of one’s jacket or coat

shoot-the-chute US English

Another term for chute-the-chute.

shoot over in shoot US English

Shoot game over (an estate or other area of countryside)

shot2 US English

Interspersed with a different color

shoot the messenger US English

Treat the bearer of bad news as if they were to blame for it

shoot from the hip US English

React suddenly or without careful consideration of one’s words or actions

shoot one's mouth off US English

Talk boastfully or indiscreetly

shoot someone/something up US English

Cause great damage to something by shooting; kill or wound someone by shooting

shoot someone/something down US English

Bring down an aircraft or missile by shooting at it

shoot oneself in the foot US English

Inadvertently make a situation worse for oneself

shoot up in shoot US English

(Especially of a child) grow taller rapidly

shoot through like a Bondi tram US English

Depart or pass by hastily

shoot hoops in hoop US English

Play basketball

reshoot US English

Shoot (a scene of a film) again or differently

shoot through in shoot US English

Leave, typically to escape from or avoid someone or something

shoot someone/something up in shoot US English

Cause great damage to something by shooting; kill or wound someone by shooting

offshoot US English

A side shoot or branch on a plant

outshoot US English

Shoot better than (someone else)

shoot the breeze in shoot US English

Have a casual conversation

shoot one's cuffs in shoot US English

Pull one’s shirt cuffs out to project beyond the cuffs of one’s jacket or coat

shoot it out in shoot US English

Engage in a decisive confrontation, typically a gun battle

shoot a line in shoot US English

Describe something in an exaggerated, untruthful, or boastful way

shoot someone/something down in shoot US English

Bring down an aircraft or missile by shooting at it

shoot the sun in sun US English

Ascertain the altitude of the sun with a sextant in order to determine one’s latitude

shoot one's wad in wad US English

Spend all one’s money

crapshoot US English

A crap game

troubleshoot US English

Solve serious problems for a company or other organization


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