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a shot in the arm

Definition of a shot in the arm

  1. :  something that makes someone or something stronger or more active, confident, etc. <The award has given the school a much needed shot in the arm.>



Word by Word Definitions

shotplay
  1. :  an action of shooting

    :  a directed propelling of a missile

    :  a directed discharge of a firearm

  1. : past and past participle of shoot

  1. :  having contrasting and changeable color effects :  iridescent

    :  suffused or streaked with a color

    :  infused or permeated with a quality or element

  1. :  a human upper limb

    :  the part between the shoulder and the wrist

    :  something like or corresponding to an arm: as

  1. :  to furnish or equip with weapons

    :  to furnish with something that strengthens or protects

    :  to equip or ready for action or operation

  1. :  a means (as a weapon) of offense or defense

    :  firearm

    :  a combat branch (as of an army)


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