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1 shoot /ˈʃuːt/ verb
shoots; shot /ˈʃɑːt/ ; shooting
1 shoot
/ˈʃuːt/
verb
shoots; shot /ˈʃɑːt/ ; shooting
Learner's definition of SHOOT
: to cause a bullet, arrow, etc., to move forward with great force from a weapon
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to wound or kill (a person or animal) with a bullet, arrow, etc., that is shot from a weapon
[+ object] : to remove or destroy (something) with a bullet, rocket, etc., that is shot from a weapon often + off often + out
always followed by an adverb or preposition
: to go, move, or pass quickly and suddenly in a particular direction or to a particular place
[no object]
[+ object]
: to flow forcefully or to cause (something) to flow forcefully in a particular direction or to a particular place
[no object]
[+ object]
sports : to kick, hit, or throw (a basketball, hockey puck, etc.) toward or into a goal
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] basketball : to score (a goal) by shooting
[+ object] golf : to achieve (a particular score)
[+ object] : to play (a sport or game)
◊ This sense is usually used with sports or games that involve shooting a ball.
: to film or photograph (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to direct (a look, comment, etc.) at (someone) quickly and suddenly usually + at
[no object] US, informal used to tell someone to begin to speak
[+ object] informal : to inject (an illegal drug) into a vein

have shot your bolt

see 1bolt

shoot daggers at

see dagger

shoot down

[phrasal verb]
shoot down (something) or shoot (something) down
: to cause (something) to fall to the ground by hitting it with a bullet, rocket, etc., that is shot from a weapon
: to end or defeat (something)
: to reject (something) completely
shoot down (someone) or shoot (someone) down
: to kill (someone) with a bullet shot from a gun
informal : to refuse to accept the offer made by (someone)

shoot for

[phrasal verb]
shoot for (something) chiefly US, informal
: to have (something) as a goal

shoot for the moon

see 1moon

shoot from the hip

: to act or speak quickly without thinking about the possible results

shoot it out

: to shoot guns at someone during a fight until one side is killed or defeated often + with see also shoot-out

shoot off

[phrasal verb] British, informal
: to leave a place quickly and suddenly

shoot the breeze

US, informal also shoot the bull
: to talk informally about unimportant things

shoot the messenger

see messenger

shoot the rapids

: to move quickly in a river where the water flows very fast usually over rocks

shoot the shit

US, informal + offensive
: to talk informally about unimportant things : to shoot the breeze

shoot up

[phrasal verb]
: to grow or increase quickly and suddenly
shoot up or shoot up (something) informal : to inject an illegal drug into a vein
shoot up (something) or shoot (something) up : to shoot many bullets at or inside (something)

shoot your mouth off

informal also shoot off at the mouth
: to talk foolishly, carelessly, or too much about something

shoot yourself in the foot

informal
: to do or say something that causes trouble for yourself
2 shoot /ˈʃuːt/ noun
plural shoots
2 shoot
/ˈʃuːt/
noun
plural shoots
Learner's definition of SHOOT
[count]
: the part of a new plant that is just beginning to grow above the ground
: a new branch and its leaves on an established plant
: an occasion when a movie, television show, etc., is being filmed
: photo shoot
chiefly British
: an occasion when people hunt and kill wild animals
: a piece of usually privately owned land that is used for hunting
3 shoot /ˈʃuːt/ interjection
3 shoot
/ˈʃuːt/
interjection
Learner's definition of SHOOT
US
used to show that you are annoyed or surprised
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