What does shot mean?

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  1. (colloquial) Worn out or broken.
  2. (of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
  3. Tired, weary.
  4. Discharged, cleared, or rid of something.
  1. The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
  2. (sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
  3. (athletics) The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
  4. (uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.
  5. (uncountable, military) Metal balls (or similar) used as ammunition; not necessarily small.
  6. (referring to one's skill at firing a gun) Someone who shoots (a gun) regularly
  7. An opportunity or attempt.
  8. A remark or comment, especially one which is critical or insulting.
  9. (slang, sports, US) A punch or other physical blow.
  10. A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle, equivalent to about 44 milliliters; 1.5 ounces. ("pony shot"= 30 milliliters; 1 fluid ounce)
  11. A single serving of espresso.
  12. (photography, film) A single unbroken sequence of photographic film exposures, or the digital equivalent; an unedited sequence of frames.
  13. A vaccination or injection.
  14. (US, Canada, baseball, informal) A home run that scores one, two, or three runs (a four run home run is usually referred to as a grand slam).
  15. (US federal prison system) Written documentation of a behavior infraction.
  16. (fisheries) A cast of one or more nets.
  17. (fisheries) A place or spot for setting nets.
  18. (fisheries) A single draft or catch of fish made.
  1. simple past tense and past participle of shoot
  1. (transitive) To load (a gun) with shot.
  1. A charge to be paid, a scot or shout.
  1. (colloquial, South Africa) Thank you.
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