chute vs shoot : Common Errors in English

About chute vs shoot

It is not uncommon to see people writing “down the shoot” when they mean “down the chute.”A chute is a sloping channel things move down along. It comes from the French word for “to fall.”But if you are a shipper of Chinese grocieries you could shoot cans of bamboo shoots down a chute to the loading dock.“Chute” is also short for “parachute,” but people rarely misspell it that sense.

chute Meaning(s)

  • (n) rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
  • (n) sloping channel through which things can descend
  • (v) jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

shoot Meaning(s)

  • (n) a new branch
  • (n) the act of shooting at targets
  • (v) hit with a missile from a weapon
  • (v) kill by firing a missile
  • (v) fire a shot
  • (v) make a film or photograph of something
  • (v) send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
  • (v) run or move very quickly or hastily
  • (v) move quickly and violently
  • (v) throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
  • (v) record on photographic film
  • (v) emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
  • (v) cause a sharp and sudden pain in
  • (v) force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
  • (v) variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
  • (v) throw dice, as in a crap game
  • (v) spend frivolously and unwisely
  • (v) score
  • (v) utter fast and forcefully
  • (v) measure the altitude of by using a sextant
  • (v) produce buds, branches, or germinate
  • (v) give an injection to

chute in News

  1. WIAA State Baseball Notebook: Norsemen make the most of their opportunities

    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — In a WIAA Division 3 state semifinal baseball game that could have gone either way, one stat stood out to Deerfield High School coach Tom Davey and slapped him in the face.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: La Crosse Tribune

  2. Casper Column: Westby shows its grit

    GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — Tyler Ihrcke needed a moment. Just a moment.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: La Crosse Tribune

  3. UPDATE: Minor Smoke Damage at Grand Chute Diner

    Crews responded to a fire at a diner in Grand Chute Tuesday morning.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WBAY Green Bay

shoot in News

  1. ILM warns travelers of 'Eastbound & Down' shoot impact

    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington's airport is warning travelers about the possible impact of a shoot in Hollywood East later this week. HBO's "Eastbound & Down" is shooting a scene at the intersection of N. 23rd St. and Princess Place Dr. Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. According to a film permit, the scene involves two cars arriving at a traffic light, where one car challenges the other ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WWAY 3 Wilmington

  2. Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer to shoot drama 'Black and White' in New Orleans (full production listings)

    Indie drama to shoot for five weeks, starting in July.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Police investigate plot to shoot Irish leader Enda Kenny over hospital closures in Mayo

    Irish police have investigated a threat to shoot the Irish prime minister Enda Kenny , it has been reported. According to the Irish Independent the man was questioned by police officers in County Mayo after a post he allegedly made on a public Facebook page was discovered.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Irish Central

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