shot

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shot

noun

Definition of SHOT

1
a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece <cannon operators often had to use several shots to figure out the range of their targets>
2
an effort to do or accomplish something <let's take another shot at the puzzle>
Synonyms assay [archaic], bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, whack, whirl
3
a picture created from an image recorded on a light-sensitive surface by a camera <took a shot of his family for the scrapbook>
4
a person skilled in shooting at a target <a soldier who's an excellent shot with a rifle>
5
the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time <drank a shot of whisky>
Related Words dram, drop
6
an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence <I have no idea what's different about you, but I'll take a shot: you cut your hair?>
7
a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place <we have a real shot at getting into the championship if we win this next match>
Related Words play, way; juncture, pass

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