Definitions of shoot

  1. To perform the act of shooting; to germinate; to send forth branches; to form by shooting; to be emitted; to project; to pass as an arrow or pointed instrument; to grow rapidly; to move with velocity; to feel a quick darting pain.
  2. To let fly, send out, or discharge with sudden force; strike, kill, or wound with a missile; to fire off or discharge ( a weapon); to pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid; to color in spots or patches: usually in.
  3. To dart: to let fly with force: to discharge from a bow or gun: to strike with a shot: to thrust forward: to send forth new parts, as a plant.
  4. To dart; thrust forward; discharge, as a bow or gun; strike with a shot.
  5. To hit or kill with a missile.
  6. To discharge, as a projectile or a firearm; send forth, as a growth; protrude.
  7. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
  8. To plane straight; to fit by planing.
  9. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
  10. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
  11. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
  12. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
  13. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
  14. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
  15. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
  16. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
  17. To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; - often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
  21. 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.
  22. To discharge a missile; - said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
  23. 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.
  24. To protrude or project; be propelled forcibly, as a missile; rush along swiftly; as, the star shot through the sky; sprout; grow or develop; dart or pierce; as, a shooting pain; to discharge a missile from a gun, etc.; to cause a gun, bow, etc., to discharge a missile.
  25. To perform the act of shooting: to be driven along: to fly, as an arrow: to jut out: to germinate: to advance:- pa. t. and pa. p. shot.
  26. To discharge a gun; let fly an arrow; be driven along; project; put forth sprouts.
  27. 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.
  28. move quickly and violently; " The car tore down the street"; " He came charging into my office"
  29. run or move very quickly or hastily; " She dashed into the yard"
  30. give an injection to; " We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
  31. kill by firing a missile
  32. emit ( as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; " The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
  33. fire a shot
  34. play a shot; hit a ball; as in games involving a ball such as golf, hockey, etc.
  35. To discharge a projectile; dart swiftly; flash along as a bird or a star.
  36. To grow out rapidly; jut out; protrude.
  37. To let fly or drive with force; to discharge and let off; to strike with anything shot; to send out; to thrust forth; to propel; to kill by a ball, arrow, or other thing shot; to pass through with swiftness.
  38. To let fly or discharge anything with such force as to cause it to pass through the air; to send off with sudden force; to dart; to discharge, as form a gun; to maim or kill by letting off a gun; to perform the act of shooting; to pass, as an arrow or a ball; to throw or send out, as a branch; to thrust forth; to bud or sprout; to grow rapidly; to discharge, as earth or rubbish from a cart, & c.
  39. Shooting.
  40. the act of shooting at targets; " they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
  41. a new branch
  42. measure the altitude of by using a sextant; " shoot a star"
  43. utter fast and forcefully; " She shot back an answer"
  44. record on photographic film; " I photographed the scene of the accident"; " She snapped a picture of the President"
  45. score; " shoot a basket"; " shoot a goal"
  46. throw dice, as in a crap game
  47. variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; " shoot cloth"
  48. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; " shoot craps"; " shoot a golf ball"
  49. send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; " shoot a glance"
  50. cause a sharp and sudden pain in; " The pain shot up her leg"
  51. 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.
  52. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
  53. A rush of water; a rapid.
  54. A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
  55. A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  56. A shoat; a young hog.
  57. A young branch or growth; a shooting- match; a hunt.
  58. Shooter.
  59. Act of shooting: a young branch.
  60. A sprout.
  61. A young branch; offshoot.
  62. A rapid in a stream.
  63. An inclined passage; a chute.
  64. The discharge of a fire- arm or bow; a young branch. To shoot ahead, to outstrip in running or sailing.
  65. A young branch issuing from the main stock; an inclined plane down which timber, coal, & c., are caused to shoot or slide; a narrow passage in a river through which the water rushes rapidly; among miners, a vein running in the same direction as the strata in which it occurs.
  66. Shot.
  67. As, shot with crimson.