(1)   The act of shooting at targets
"They hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"
(2)   A new branch


(3)   Give an injection to
"We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
(4)   Produce buds, branches, or germinate
"The potatoes sprouted"
(5)   Measure the altitude of by using a sextant
"Shoot a star"
(6)   Utter fast and forcefully
"She shot back an answer"
(7)   Make a film or photograph of something
"Take a scene"
"Shoot a movie"
(8)   Record on photographic film
"I photographed the scene of the accident"
"She snapped a picture of the President"
(9)   Score
"Shoot a basket"
"Shoot a goal"
(10)   Fire a shot
(11)   Hit with a missile from a weapon
(12)   Spend frivolously and unwisely
"Fritter away one's inheritance"
(13)   Throw dice, as in a crap game
(14)   Force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
"Inject hydrogen into the balloon"
(15)   Throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
"Shoot craps"
"Shoot a golf ball"
(16)   Move quickly and violently
"The car tore down the street"
"He came charging into my office"
(17)   Run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"
(18)   Send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
"Shoot a glance"
(19)   Cause a sharp and sudden pain in
"The pain shot up her leg"
(20)   Kill by firing a missile
(21)   Emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
"The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"

Etymology 1

Old English scēotan, from Germanic *skeutanan, from Indo-European *(s)keud-. Cognate with Dutch schieten, German schießen, Swedish skjuta; and (from Indo-European) with Russian кидать, Lithuanian skudrùs.


  1. To fire a projectile or energy weapon at.
    The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
  2. To hit with a projectile or energy beam from such a weapon.
    He was shot by a police officer.
  3. To move very quickly and suddenly.
    After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.
  4. To photograph.
  5. (professional wrestling) In professional wrestling, to deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed-to script).
  6. To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  7. To make the stated score.
    In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
  8. To ejaculate
    After a very short time, he shot his load over the carpet.
  9. To go over or pass quickly through.
    Shoot the rapids
  10. To tip (coal, etc) down a chute


  1. The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
  2. A photography session.
  3. (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.


  1. Yes, please do.
    Can I ask you a question?
    Okay, when was the battle of Hastings fought?


  1. Didn't you have a concert tonight?
    Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...