give (something) a shot

Definition of give (something) a shot

  1. :  to try to do (something) You should give painting a shot.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

shotplay
  1. :  an action of shooting

    :  a directed propelling of a missile

    :  a directed discharge of a firearm

  1. : past tense and past participle ofshoot

  1. :  having contrasting and changeable color effects :  iridescent

    :  suffused or streaked with a color

    :  infused or permeated with a quality or element


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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