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  • n  the act of firing a projectile
  • n  a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    the shot buzzed past his ear
  • n  (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    he left me an almost impossible shot
  • n  a chance to do something
    he wanted a shot at the champion
  • n  a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    he is a crack shot
  • n  a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  • n  the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    the nurse gave him a flu shot
  • n  a small drink of liquor
    he poured a shot of whiskey
  • n  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    his parting shot was `drop dead'
  • n  an estimate based on little or no information
  • n  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
  • n  sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
    he trained at putting the shot
  • n  an explosive charge used in blasting
  • n  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
  • n  an attempt to score in a game
  • n  informal words for any attempt or effort
    he gave it his best shot
  • n  the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  • 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
    The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth
  • v  cause a sharp and sudden pain in
    The pain shot up her leg
  • 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
    She shot back an answer
  • v  measure the altitude of by using a sextant
  • v  produce buds, branches, or germinate
  • v  give an injection to
  • s  varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    chatoyant (or shot) silk

  • He shot her three times with a revolver, poured gasoline on her and set her afire.
  • No, my wish is that the camera itself gave you more than 25 shots.
  • Gregory shot back: "I will yell.
News & Articles

  • 4 shot at N.C. law firm, Wal-Mart; suspect caught
    Police: Suspect shot one person at Greenville, N.C. law firm, then shot three more people in Wal-Mart parking lot
    June 21, 2013 - CBS News
  • 4 shot at NC law firm, Wal-Mart; suspect caught
    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a shotgun shot one person outside a North Carolina law firm Friday, darted across a busy street and wounded three others outside a Wal-Mart before officers subdued him, police said.
    June 21, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Shot fired at officers in Lincoln-Lemington; 1 person in custody
    One person is in custody after a shot was fired during a brief scuffle with police Thursday afternoon in the city’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood. The shooting was reported about 12:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Paulson Avenue. Investigators at the scene told Channel 11 News that no officers were hit or injured in the shooting. According to police, two detectives were going to interview a victim ...
    June 21, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh

  • Matt Capps in FanHouse
    Last week I shot 70-76, and I didn't play Saturday. I didn't play Sunday. I traveled on Monday. I hit two bags of balls on Tuesday and a couple of putts, maybe an hour and a half of practice. I played the Pro-Am yesterday, and I'm not kidding, we... Paul Goydos Jul 8, 2010 89575 119245 shot Even Capps seems shocked, saying Sunday, I thought he had a pretty good shot. He's one of the top pitchers in baseball right now."
  • Graeme McDowell in Toronto Sun
    I'm probably as ready to go into the weekend of a Major as I've ever been,he said. "Is this weekend my weekend? I have no idea, but I'll certainly be giving it my best shot, a hundred percent. If I get a sniff Sunday afternoon I'll be...

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