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Definition 1: the act of shooting at targets - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

(shoot is a kind of ...) the act of firing a projectile

"his shooting was slow but accurate"

(... is a kind of shoot ) the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird

Definition 2: a new branch - [noun denoting plant]

(shoot is a kind of ...) any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud

(... is a kind of shoot ) a shoot arising from a plant's roots

(... is a kind of shoot ) a shoot that sprouts from the base of a grass

Definition 3: give an injection to - [verb of body]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We injected the glucose into the patient's vein

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) give or apply (medications)

(... is a kind of shoot ) introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes

"Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals"

(... is a kind of shoot ) perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation

"We vaccinate against scarlet fever" "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

"inject hydrogen into the balloon"

(shoot belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 4: produce buds, branches, or germinate - [verb of change]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the potatoes sprouted

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) cause to grow or sprout

"the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

Definition 5: measure the altitude of by using a sextant - [verb of cognition]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shoot a star

(shoot is a kind of ...) determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of

"Measure the length of the wall"

Definition 6: record on photographic film - [verb of communication]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I photographed the scene of the accident
  • She snapped a picture of the President

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of shoot ) photograph again

"Please retake that scene"

(... is a kind of shoot ) take an x-ray of something or somebody

"The doctor x-rayed my chest"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) make a film or photograph of something

"take a scene" "shoot a movie"

(shoot belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 7: make a film or photograph of something - [verb of communication]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a scene
  • shoot a movie

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot again

"We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) record on photographic film

"I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"

(shoot belongs to category ...) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

Definition 8: utter fast and forcefully - [verb of communication]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She shot back an answer

(shoot is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 9: fire a shot - [verb of competition]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gunman blasted away

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) cause to go off

"fire a gun" "fire a bullet"

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot rapidly and repeatedly

"He blazed away at the men"

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot beyond or over (a target)

(... is a kind of shoot ) aim and shoot with great precision

(... is a kind of shoot ) start firing a weapon

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot with a gun

(... is a kind of shoot ) deliver forth

"pump bullets into the dummy"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) hit with a missile from a weapon

Definition 10: hit with a missile from a weapon - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

(... is a kind of shoot ) strike down or shoot down

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot down, of birds

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

"They kneecapped the industrialist"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target

"The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939" "We must strike the enemy's oil fields" "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) fire a shot

"the gunman blasted away"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) kill by firing a missile

Definition 11: score - [verb of competition]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shoot a basket
  • shoot a goal

(shoot is a kind of ...) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

(shoot belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 12: spend frivolously and unwisely - [verb of consumption]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fritter away one's inheritance

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

(shoot implies ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Definition 13: force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing - [verb of contact]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inject hydrogen into the balloon

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) give an injection to

"We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"

Definition 14: throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective - [verb of contact]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shoot craps
  • shoot a golf ball

(shoot is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(... is a kind of shoot ) to shoot in one stroke over par

(... is a kind of shoot ) to shoot two strokes over par

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot two strokes under par

"She eagled the hole"

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot in one stroke under par

(... is a kind of shoot ) make a carom

(... is a kind of shoot ) play a chip shot

(... is a kind of shoot ) make the opening shot that scatters the balls

(... is a kind of shoot ) make a dunk shot, in basketball

"He dunked the ball"

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot a marble while keeping one's knuckles on the ground

Definition 15: throw dice, as in a crap game - [verb of contact]

(shoot is a kind of ...) throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

"Throw a six"

Definition 16: variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors - [verb of contact]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shoot cloth

(shoot is a kind of ...) interlace by or as if by weaving

Definition 17: run or move very quickly or hastily - [verb of motion]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dashed into the yard

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of shoot ) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

"She plunged at it eagerly"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Definition 18: move quickly and violently - [verb of motion]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car tore down the street
  • He came charging into my office

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of shoot ) move precipitously or violently

"The tornado ripped along the coast"

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) run or move very quickly or hastily

"She dashed into the yard"

Definition 19: send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly - [verb of motion]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shoot a glance

(shoot is a kind of ...) put or send forth

"She threw the flashlight beam into the corner" "The setting sun threw long shadows" "cast a spell" "cast a warm light"

Definition 20: cause a sharp and sudden pain in - [verb of perception]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pain shot up her leg

(shoot is a kind of ...) be the source of pain

Synonyms for shoot in the sense of this definition

(shoot is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot a bird in flight

(... is a kind of shoot ) shoot one by one

(shoot has a similar meaning as ...) hit with a missile from a weapon

Definition 22: emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully - [verb of weather]

Samples where shoot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth

(shoot is a kind of ...) give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

"The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

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