make the shot


: to get a ball or puck in the goal aimed for
was off-balance but still managed to make the shot

Examples of make the shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grab the rebound if his teammate missed, and then make the shot by any means necessary. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 4 Feb. 2024 Fellow opener Gabby Barrett, who's currently expecting her third child, didn't make the shot but also played a strong set ahead of Brown taking the stage. Sarah Michaud, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Much of that supply is coming from another contract manufacturer, Catalent Inc., which last week was authorized to make the shot at a facility in Bloomington, Indiana. Fortune, 1 Apr. 2021 This could make the shot more accessible in rural areas and emerging markets that don’t have special freezers. Trefis Team, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 Bueckers wouldn’t make the shot that secured UConn’s lead for good — that would be fellow freshman Aaliyah Edwards, who cleaned up a Bueckers miss. Alexa Philippou,, 29 Mar. 2021 But both times, Eichelberger failed to make the shot. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 5 Mar. 2021 And because of the degree of difficulty — Butler had to shake a defender, beat the clock and make the shot — and because of where those two points sent San Diego State, this was the biggest victory in San Diego sports history. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2023 Some participated in the commission’s review, however, and will likely accelerate their own processes to make the shot available, said Gary Dubin, president of Takeda’s global vaccine business unit. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2022

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“Make the shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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