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shoot

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shoot

  1. 1 a branch of a main stem especially of a plant <collected the most tender shoots for the vegetable dish he was making> Synonyms outgrowth, offshoot, sproutRelated Words excrescence, growth; bough, branchlet, limb, twig; bud, floret; spray, sprig, spur

  2. 2 a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body <there'd be a shoot of pain from that molar whenever I bit down> Synonyms ache, pang, prick, pain, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twingeRelated Words discomfort, distress, soreness, tenderness; affliction, agony, anguish, misery, sufferance, suffering, torment, torture; inflammation, sore, swelling; damage, detriment, harm, hurt, injury; backache, bellyache, charley horse, colic, complaint, earache, gripe, headache, stomachache, toothacheNear Antonyms comfort, ease, easiness




shoot

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shoot

  1. 1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force <BB guns shoot small round metal pellets> Synonyms blast, discharge, fire, loose, squeeze off Related Words launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss

  2. 2 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force <soldiers train extensively to learn to shoot accurately and quickly> Synonyms blast, discharge, fire Related Words blaze, pepper; plink, potshot, snipe

  3. 3 to strike with a missile from a gun <hunters can shoot deer only during the legally specified open season> Synonyms drill, gun, plug, pop Related Words blow away, bring down, drop, pick off, shoot down; blaze, pepper, potshot, snipe (at); blast (at), fire (at); pistol, shotgun; machine-gun, tommy-gun; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, ice [slang], kill, slay; annihilate, blot out, butcher, decimate, massacre, slaughter, wipe out

  4. 4 to proceed or move quickly <some show-off shot past all the other skiers on the slope> Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, hurry, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

  5. 5 to take a photograph of <shooting the lakeside scene while the light lasted> Synonyms mug, photo, photograph, snapRelated Words image, picture, rephotograph, retake; film, videotape

  6. 6 to throw or give off <suddenly the old, broken-down toaster began shooting out sparks> Synonyms cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), emit, throw out, ventRelated Words eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

  7. 7 to voice one's opinions freely with force <you've been wanting to say something since this meeting started, so shoot> Synonyms pipe up, speak up, sound off, speak out, spout (off), talk upRelated Words bawl, bay, bellow, call, cry, holler, roar, shout, sing (out), thunder, vociferate, yell; articulate, enounce, enunciateNear Antonyms belt up [British], clam up, dummy up, hush, shut up, suppress; quiet

  8. 8 to mark with small spots especially unevenly <hazel eyes that were brown shot with green> Synonyms blotch, dapple, dot, fleck, freckle, marble, mottle, pepper, spot, speck, speckle, splotch, sprinkle, stippleRelated Words blot, dye, stain; band, bar, streak, stripe; intersperse, set, stud; bespatter, spatter

  9. 9 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another <shot a congratulatory e-mail to his friend as soon as he heard the good news> Synonyms consign, dispatch, pack (off), ship, send, transfer, transmit, transportRelated Words convey, deliver, hand over, pass, render; advance, drop, launch; address, forward; export, import; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; resend, returnNear Antonyms acquire, draw, earn, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secureAntonyms accept, receive




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