Definition of take a shot
1 : to fire a gun He took a shot and missed. —often + at He took a shot at the deer.
2 : to try to hit —+ at She took a shot at me with a snowball but missed.
3 : to propel a ball or puck toward a goal He took a shot and scored.
4 : to make a critical or hurtful remark about someone —+ at They took shots at each other throughout the debate.
5 : to attempt to do something successfully —often + at Take a shot at the math problem.I never changed a tire before, but I'll take a shot at it.
6 informal : to photograph something —often + of Be sure to take a shot of the house.
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