shoot

shoot VERB (past and past part. shot) 1) kill or wound (a person or animal) with a bullet or arrow. 2) cause (a gun) to fire. 3) move suddenly and rapidly. 4) direct (a glance, question, or remark) at someone. 5) film or photograph (a scene, film, etc.). 6) (shooting) (of a pain) sudden and piercing. 7) (of a boat) sweep swiftly down or under (rapids, a waterfall, or a bridge). 8) move (a door bolt) to fasten or unfasten a door. 9) send out buds or shoots; germinate. 10) informal drive past (a traffic light at red). 11) (in sport) kick, hit, or throw the ball or puck in an attempt to score a goal. 12) informal make (a specified score) for a round of golf.
NOUN 1) a young branch or sucker springing from the main stock of a tree or other plant. 2) an occasion when a group of people hunt and shoot game for sport. 3) Brit. land used for shooting game. 4) an occasion of taking photographs professionally or making a film or video: a fashion shoot. 5) variant spelling of CHUTE(Cf. ↑chute).
EXCLAMATION N. Amer. informal used as a euphemism for ‘shit’.
shoot the breeze (or the bull) — Cf. ↑shoot the bull
shoot one's cuffs — Cf. ↑shoot one's cuffs
shoot down — Cf. ↑shoot down
shoot oneself in the foot — Cf. ↑shoot oneself in the foot
shoot a line — Cf. ↑shoot a line
shoot one's mouth off — Cf. ↑shoot one's mouth off
the whole shooting match — Cf. ↑the whole shooting match
shoot through — Cf. ↑shoot through
shoot up — Cf. ↑shoot up
ORIGIN Old English.

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