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Shoot (n.) An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.
Shoot (v. i.) To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.
Shoot (v. i.) To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
Shoot (v. i.) To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
Shoot (v. i.) To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
Shoot (v. i.) To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
Shoot (v. i.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
Shoot (v. i.) To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
Shoot (v. i.) To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
Shoot (v. i.) To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.
Shoot (v. i.) To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
Shoot (v. i.) To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.
Shoot (v. i.) To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
Shoot (v. i.) To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
Shoot (v. i.) To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
Shoot (v. i.) To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
Shoot (v. i.) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
Shoot (v. i.) To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
Shoot (v. i.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
Shoot (n.) The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
Shoot (n.) A young branch or growth.
Shoot (n.) A rush of water; a rapid.
Shoot (n.) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
Shoot (n.) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
Shoot (n.) A shoat; a young hog.
Shot (imp. & p. p.) of Shoot
Shot () imp. & p. p. of Shoot.
Shot (a.) Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See Shoot, v. t., 8.
Shot (v. t.) A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
Shot (pl. ) of Shot
Shot (n.) The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.
Shot (n.) A missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet; specifically, whatever is discharged as a projectile from firearms or cannon by the force of an explosive.
Shot (n.) Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.
Shot (n.) The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown; as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon shot.
Shot (n.) A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.
Shot (v. t.) To load with shot, as a gun.