chute vs shoot :

chute or 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.

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  • 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

  • n  a new branch
  • n  the act of shooting at targets
    they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer
  • 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
    shoot a movie
  • v  send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
    shoot a glance
  • 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
    shoot craps
    shoot a golf ball
  • 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
    shoot cloth
  • v  throw dice, as in a crap game
  • v  spend frivolously and unwisely
  • v  score
    shoot a basket
    shoot a goal
  • v  utter fast and forcefully
  • v  measure the altitude of by using a sextant
    shoot a star
  • v  produce buds, branches, or germinate
  • v  give an injection to
News & Articles

  • Officers Shoot, Kill Man Who Shot At Them In Fruita
    Police in Fruita are investigating a shooting involving an officer that ended with the death of one man.
    June 16, 2013 - CBS Denver
  • Police shoot, kill man in North Lawndale
    A Chicago Police officer shot and killed a man early Sunday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. The shooting happened in the 1700 block of South Springfield Avenue about 2:30 a.m., according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. Officers were attempting to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation when a male passenger got out of the car with a weapon ...
    June 16, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times
  • Police shoot N.H. man in buttocks
    A police officer shot a New Hampshire man in the buttocks Saturday after he allegedly crashed his car into a police cruiser and fled, according to the Essex County district attorney’s office. Alexander Castro, 20, of Salem, N.H., was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and was under police guard Saturday night. The Essex County district attorney’s office is investigating the shooting ...
    June 16, 2013 - Boston Globe