the act of firing a projectile
"his shooting was slow but accurate"
a solid missile discharged from a firearm
"the shot buzzed past his ear"
(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"
shaft, stab, dig, guessing, fortuity, slash, snap, guesswork, blastoff, stroking, stroke, barb, throw, gibe, cam stroke, shooter, slam, scene, solidus, virgule, crack, snapshot, shooting, separatrix, guess, diagonal, cerebrovascular accident, jibe, chance event, accident, apoplexy, injection, pellet, dead reckoning
a chance to do something
"he wanted a shot at the champion"
gap, sally, shaft, stab, dig, guessing, cranny, snap, whirl, fissure, tornado, blastoff, stroke, barb, guesswork, offer, chap, crack cocaine, shooter, slam, scene, quip, go, crack, scissure, pass, snapshot, shooting, wisecrack, gibe, guess, fracture, fling, jibe, crevice, cracking, cleft, injection, pellet, dead reckoning
a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
"he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
gunman, crap-shooter, shaft, gunslinger, pellet, hired gun, dig, guessing, snap, taw, torpedo, guesswork, blastoff, gun, barb, stab, shooter, slam, scene, crack, snapshot, shooting, gibe, guess, gun for hire, hit man, stroke, triggerman, jibe, injection, dead reckoning, hitman
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
shaft, stab, dig, guessing, aspect, setting, tantrum, snap, fit, guesswork, vista, view, blastoff, stroke, barb, guess, picture, shooter, prospect, slam, scene, scenery, panorama, crack, snapshot, shooting, gibe, conniption, jibe, injection, pellet, dead reckoning
the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
"the nurse gave him a flu shot"
a small drink of liquor
"he poured a shot of whiskey"
shaft, coolness, stab, flavour, dig, zest, guessing, snap, savor, piquantness, guesswork, tanginess, savour, blastoff, stroke, barb, chilliness, shooter, slam, sapidity, pinch, crack, snapshot, shooting, smack, gibe, guess, piquance, tang, scene, relish, jibe, flavor, injection, piquancy, pellet, dead reckoning
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"
calamus, beam, shaft, archeological site, stab, peter, shaft of light, diaphysis, guessing, excavation, ray of light, pecker, digging, snap, jab, guesswork, cock, rotating shaft, blastoff, stroke, ray, barb, prick, shooter, scape, slam, scene, spear, dick, dig, crack, tool, lance, snapshot, shooting, light beam, quill, gibe, guess, beam of light, sweep, putz, jibe, irradiation, injection, pellet, dead reckoning
guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning(noun)
an estimate based on little or no information
stab, injection, scene, guess, dig, stroke, barb, conjecture, surmise, gibe, shaft, guesswork, slam, crack, pellet, shooter, shooting, supposition, dead reckoning, guessing, blastoff, snap, surmisal, snapshot, hypothesis, speculation, jibe
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"
shaft, stab, dig, guessing, snap, snatch, elasticity, slam, duck soup, picnic, blastoff, piece of cake, barb, guesswork, ginger snap, ginger nut, shooter, centering, scene, jibe, cinch, crack, snapshot, shooting, gingersnap, pushover, gibe, walkover, guess, child's play, snap bean, stroke, press stud, catch, breeze, grab, snap fastener, cracking, injection, pellet, dead reckoning
sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
"he trained at putting the shot"
an explosive charge used in blasting
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"
an attempt to score in a game
informal words for any attempt or effort
"he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"
stab, injection, scene, guess, dig, stroke, barb, pellet, gibe, guesswork, slam, crack, thrust, twinge, knife thrust, shooter, shooting, dead reckoning, guessing, blastoff, snap, pang, snapshot, shaft, jibe
the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
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?
The driver died after being shot with several bullets, and others were wounded.
I knew I was shot – I felt it go through my leg, i just took off at him. I knew in my mind that I have to get the gun from this guy. I got to him, grabbed his hand and shook the gun out of his hand.
I was in New York with my daughter at 12:13 a.m. on September 7th when she came to inform me that she had gotten a call and that somebody told her that Botham was shot, that he died.
We could only rely on predictions, based on our experience with Saturn's other rings, of what we thought this gap between the rings and Saturn would be like, i am delighted to report that Cassini shot through the gap just as we planned and has come out the other side in excellent shape.
While you may look at a shooting by an officer and say,' Oh, they could have shot him in the leg, they didn't have to respond that way,' that's not the test under California law, the test is when somebody's life is in danger.
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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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