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Verb
To fire a bullet from a gun
“I gazed down at him and fought the urge to immediately shoot him with my piece.”
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To discharge a projectile
“When rain did not fall, he would shoot arrows into the sky to remind the sky dragons that water was needed.”
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To kill by shooting
“The murderous robber would shoot the hapless store owner in broad daylight.”
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To move or cause to move suddenly and rapidly in a particular direction
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“We looked up and saw streaks of lightning shoot across the sky.”
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To capture as a picture, image or photograph
“On my never-ending quest to shoot the perfect sunset, I rushed out and climbed to the roof of the garage.”
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To take a video recording of
“The Lumarian brothers would send their cameraman to shoot moving images of the pharaohs.”
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To burst or gush from
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“Red, white, and blue streams of water would shoot from the boats, like fireworks.”
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(of a bud or shoot) To appear or sprout
“Near the base, each cord has a short branch that will shoot upward on its right side.”
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To take, or cause to go, from one place to another
“I'll shoot the report off to the two of you as soon as it is published.”
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To speak in a plain and candid way
“Go ahead and shoot. I'm all ears.”
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To exert force or pressure on
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To move or proceed further along a path or course
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To mark, spot or scatter with small spots, marks or dots
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Introduce into bloodstream by use of a needle
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To charge or damage with electrostatic discharge
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To kill or cause the death of
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To move upwards
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To place or put between or among others
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To bet money or something else in a gamble
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(based on the game being played) To strike a ball as part of a game
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To (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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To engage in a war
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To flicker or ripple over something
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To fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
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Noun
A young branch or sucker springing from the main stock of a tree or other plant
“In early spring, the vivid pink shoot of the orchid pushes its way up through gravelly soil.”
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A sharp unpleasant sensation
“She felt a shoot of pain in her knee and thrust her foot forward.”
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The main stem of a herbaceous plant
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A flow of water over the edge of a cliff
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Something that physically grows out of something else
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A flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and blade-like
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A ray or shaft of light
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A horizontal, underground stem of some plants that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes
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An organism belonging to the vegetable kingdom
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A sudden panicked rush of a number of horses, cattle, or other animals
Interjection
Used to express surprise, agitation or disappointment
Shoot the edges perfectly straight, true, and square, or at right angles to the face side.”
Adjective
Subordinate or inferior
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