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shoot British & World English

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

shoot in chute1 British & World English

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

chute British & World English

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

shoot up British & World English

(Especially of a child) grow taller rapidly

shoot-out British & World English

A decisive gun battle

photo shoot British & World English

Another term for photo session.

shoot-down British & World English

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

side shoot British & World English

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

water shoot British & World English

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

shoot hoops British & World English

Play basketball

bamboo shoot British & World English

A young shoot of bamboo, eaten as a vegetable

shoot through British & World English

Leave, typically to escape from or avoid someone or something

turkey shoot British & World English

A situation, typically in a war, in which the aggressor has an overwhelming advantage

shoot it out British & World English

Engage in a decisive confrontation, typically a gun battle

shoot a line British & World English

Describe something in an exaggerated or untruthful way

shoot-'em-up British & World English

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

shoot the sun British & World English

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

shoot up in shoot British & World English

(Especially of a child) grow taller rapidly

point-and-shoot British & World English

Denoting a camera which automatically focuses and adjusts its exposure settings when the shutter release is pressed

shoot the breeze British & World English

Have a casual conversation

shoot one's cuffs British & World English

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

shoot from the hip British & World English

React without careful consideration of one’s words or actions

shoot the messenger British & World English

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

shoot one's mouth off British & World English

Talk boastfully or indiscreetly

shoot through in shoot British & World English

Leave, typically to escape from or avoid someone or something

shoot someone/thing up in shoot British & World English

Cause great damage to something by shooting

shoot someone/thing down British & World English

Bring down an aircraft or missile by shooting at it

shoot someone/thing up British & World English

Cause great damage to something by shooting

shoot the sun in sun British & World English

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

shoot it out in shoot British & World English

Engage in a decisive confrontation, typically a gun battle

shoot a line in shoot British & World English

Describe something in an exaggerated or untruthful way

shoot someone/thing down in shoot British & World English

Bring down an aircraft or missile by shooting at it

shoot oneself in the foot British & World English

Inadvertently make a situation worse for oneself

shoot the breeze in shoot British & World English

Have a casual conversation

shoot one's cuffs in shoot British & World English

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

shoot up in shoot someone/thing up British & World English

Inject oneself (or someone else) with a narcotic drug

shoot the messenger in messenger British & World English

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

shot2 British & World English

Interspersed with a different colour

shoot from the hip in shoot British & World English

React without careful consideration of one’s words or actions

shoot one's mouth off in shoot British & World English

Talk boastfully or indiscreetly

reshoot British & World English

Shoot (a scene of a film) again or differently

outshoot British & World English

Shoot better than (someone else)

offshoot British & World English

A side shoot or branch on a plant

crapshoot British & World English

A game of craps

shoot oneself in the foot in shoot British & World English

Inadvertently make a situation worse for oneself

troubleshoot British & World English

Analyse and solve serious problems for a company or other organization

penalty shoot-out in shoot-out British & World English

A tiebreaker decided by each side taking a specified number of penalty kicks

shoot or kill the messenger in messenger British & World English

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


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