shoot

shoot1 [ ʃut ] (past tense and past participle shot [ ʃat ] ) verb ***
▸ 1 fire gun
▸ 2 in sports
▸ 3 move suddenly & quickly
▸ 4 take photographs etc.
▸ 5 put drug in body
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) intransitive or transitive to fire a gun:
We were ordered not to shoot until he gave the signal.
shoot at: They were shooting at bottles on a wall.
shoot (someone) on sight (=to shoot someone as soon as you see them): The police officers had instructions to shoot the kidnapper on sight.
shoot to kill (=to intend to kill someone when you shoot at them): It's not clear whether they were shooting to kill.
a ) transitive used about other weapons that fire things, for example a BOW AND ARROW
b ) transitive to hit someone or something with a bullet from a gun:
shoot someone in the head/leg/stomach etc.: The man was shot in the head as he left the bar.
shoot someone dead: Two of our officers were shot dead.
shoot someone at close range (=to be very close to them when you shoot): The victim had been shot at close range.
c ) intransitive to hunt animals using guns, or fire guns for pleasure
2. ) intransitive or transitive in a sport, to throw or kick a ball in an attempt to score points:
She shot the ball from the foul line and scored her first point.
He hasn't been shooting very well this season.
a ) transitive in golf, to get a particular score:
He shot a 68 in yesterday's round.
b ) transitive to play a particular sport:
shoot baskets/hoops (=to play basketball): The kids were in the yard shooting hoops.
shoot pool: Let's go over to Harry's and shoot some pool.
3. ) intransitive shoot into/out of/across to move very suddenly and quickly:
The car shot across the road at high speed.
They could see flames shooting into the air.
a ) transitive to move something quickly and suddenly:
shoot something out/into/across etc.: She shot an arm out to catch the ball.
b ) transitive to direct something somewhere suddenly or with a lot of force:
shoot a look/glance at someone: I shot a nervous glance at my partner.
shoot something at someone: Reporters were shooting questions at us.
c ) intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to happen very suddenly and quickly:
The book has shot straight to the top of the bestseller list.
shoot to fame/stardom/celebrity: an appearance that shot her to stardom overnight
4. ) intransitive or transitive to take photographs or make a movie or video:
We're going to start shooting early tomorrow morning.
All the outdoor scenes were shot on location in Wyoming.
5. ) transitive INFORMAL if you shoot a drug, you put it into your body with a needle
shoot the breeze/bull AMERICAN INFORMAL
to spend time talking about unimportant things
shoot from the hip INFORMAL
to speak very directly and honestly
shoot it out INFORMAL
to fight with someone using guns
shoot your mouth off INFORMAL
to annoy people by talking too much, especially talking in a proud way about your own achievements or possessions
shoot the rapids
to travel over fast-moving water in a small boat
shoot the works AMERICAN INFORMAL
to use all of something that you have, especially money
shoot yourself in the foot INFORMAL
to say or do something stupid that causes you trouble
,shoot `down phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to kill someone with a gun
a ) to shoot an enemy aircraft out of the sky
2. ) to refuse even to consider something such as an idea or a plan:
shoot something down in flames: Each proposal was shot down in flames.
`shoot ,for phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
shoot for something to try to achieve a particular thing
,shoot `off phrasal verb intransitive INFORMAL
to leave a place quickly or suddenly
,shoot `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to put an illegal drug into your body with a needle
2. ) intransitive to increase quickly by a large amount:
Gasoline prices have shot up in the last six months.
a ) to grow taller very quickly:
She's shot up since the last time we saw her.
3. ) transitive to damage or destroy something by shooting bullets into it:
They shot up his car as a warning.
4. ) intransitive to appear suddenly:
There were fast-food restaurants shooting up all over town.
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shoot 2 [ ʃut ] noun count *
1. ) a very young plant, or a new part growing on a plant:
tender shoots of corn
2. ) an occasion when someone takes a series of photographs or makes a movie:
a fashion shoot for a magazine
3. ) an occasion when people shoot animals for sport
a ) a place where people shoot animals
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shoot 3 [ ʃut ] interjection
1. ) used for expressing anger or disappointment:
Shoot! I forgot to call him back.
2. ) used for telling someone to say what they want to say:
I've got a fantastic idea. OK, shoot!

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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