the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
the act of firing a projectile
"his shooting was slow but accurate"
(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
"the nurse gave him a flu shot"
informal words for any attempt or effort
"he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
an attempt to score in a game
a blow hard enough to cause injury
"he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"; "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
a solid missile discharged from a firearm
"the shot buzzed past his ear"
an explosive charge used in blasting
sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
"he trained at putting the shot"
snapshot, snap, shot(noun)
an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
"my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning(noun)
an estimate based on little or no information
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe(noun)
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
"his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
"he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
a small drink of liquor
"he poured a shot of whiskey"
a chance to do something
"he wanted a shot at the champion"
changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot(adj)
varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
"changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
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How to use shot in a sentence?
Calling people thugs and calling on people to get shot stems from the same sort of attitude that resulted in the death of George Floyd.
It’s basically about $1,800 every two years … and it comes in in Canadian money because we shot in Canada.
Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
The demonstrations were pretty much over (when the officers were shot). People were leaving, and that's when this happened.
These bushfires in Australia are tearing my heart apart ... And as Simona was saying, I won't be raising much money either if I have to count on my serve! Sooo I will donate 50$ for every drop shot winner that I'll make at the Australian Swing. Much more efficient.
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- cop, llançamentCatalan, Valencian
- koule, výstřelCzech
- hagl, skud, kugleDanish
- Aufnahme, Wurf, Shot, Schuss, SpritzeGerman
- πυροβολισμός, σκάγια, βολήGreek
- trago, chupito, peso, disparo, bala, tiro, tequilazo, cansado, desgastadoSpanish
- پیک, شلیک, نما, شات, شوتPersian
- paukku, pisto, sivallus, mahdollisuus, rokote, kuula, otto, iskemä, hauli, rokotus, laukaus, tujaus, piikki, tälli, yritys, väsynyt, puhki, poikki, kulunutFinnish
- plomb, frappe, piqure, tir, dose, shooter, coup, poids, naze, crevé, fichuFrench
- urchairScottish Gaelic
- lövés, felesHungarian
- sparo, tiroItalian
- ショット, 発射Japanese
- kogel, schot, hagel, versleten, uitgeputDutch
- strzał, kręceniePolish
- foto, chute, fotografia, peso, tiroPortuguese
- попытка, инъекция, ядро, бросок, кадр, доза, укол, выстрел, рю́мка, порция, дробь, удар, выплатаRussian
- brok, výstrelSlovak
- shot, chansning, hagel, skott, försök, skrotSwedish
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