take a shot

Definition of take a shot

  1. 1 :  to fire a gun He took a shot and missed. —often + at He took a shot at the deer.

  2. 2 :  to try to hit —+ at She took a shot at me with a snowball but missed.

  3. 3 :  to propel a ball or puck toward a goal He took a shot and scored.

  4. 4 :  to make a critical or hurtful remark about someone —+ at They took shots at each other throughout the debate.

  5. 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. 6 informal :  to photograph something —often + of Be sure to take a shot of the house.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  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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