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shoot

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1 a branch of a main stem especially of a plant

  • collected the most tender shoots for the vegetable dish he was making
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2 a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body

  • there'd be a shoot of pain from that molar whenever I bit down
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shoot

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1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force

  • BB guns shoot small round metal pellets
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2 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force

  • soldiers train extensively to learn to shoot accurately and quickly
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3 to strike with a missile from a gun

  • hunters can shoot deer only during the legally specified open season
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4 to proceed or move quickly

  • some show-off shot past all the other skiers on the slope
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beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it

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5 to take a photograph of

  • shooting the lakeside scene while the light lasted
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6 to throw or give off

  • suddenly the old, broken-down toaster began shooting out sparks
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7 to voice oneʼs opinions freely with force

  • you've been wanting to say something since this meeting started, so shoot
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speak oneʼs mind

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8 to mark with small spots especially unevenly

  • hazel eyes that were brown shot with green
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9 to cause to go or be taken from one place to another

  • shot a congratulatory e-mail to his friend as soon as he heard the good news
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