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shoot

noun

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  1. 1 a branch of a main stem especially of a plant collected the most tender shoots for the vegetable dish he was making Synonyms of shoot outgrowth, offshoot, sproutWords Related to shoot excrescence, growth; bough, branchlet, limb, twig; bud, floret; spray, sprig, spur

  2. 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 Synonyms of shoot ache, pang, prick, pain, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twingeWords Related to shoot discomfort, distress, soreness, tenderness; affliction, agony, anguish, misery, sufferance, suffering, torment, torture; inflammation, sore, swelling; damage, detriment, harm, hurt, injury; backache, bellyache, charley horse, colic, complaint, earache, gripe, headache, stomachache, toothacheNear Antonyms of shoot comfort, ease, easiness


shoot

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shoot

  1. 1 to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force BB guns shoot small round metal pellets Synonyms of shoot blast, discharge, fire, loose, squeeze off Words Related to shoot launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss

  2. 2 to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force soldiers train extensively to learn to shoot accurately and quickly Synonyms of shoot blast, discharge, fire Words Related to shoot blaze, pepper; plink, potshot, snipe

  3. 3 to strike with a missile from a gun hunters can shoot deer only during the legally specified open season Synonyms of shoot drill, gun, plug, pop Words Related to shoot blow away, bring down, drop, pick off, shoot down; blaze, pepper, potshot, snipe (at); blast (at), fire (at); pistol, shotgun; machine-gun, tommy-gun; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, ice [slang], kill, slay; annihilate, blot out, butcher, decimate, massacre, slaughter, wipe out

  4. 4 to proceed or move quickly some show-off shot past all the other skiers on the slope Synonyms of shoot barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, hurry, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to shoot beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of shoot dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms of shoot crawl, creep, poke

  5. 5 to take a photograph of shooting the lakeside scene while the light lasted Synonyms of shoot mug, photo, photograph, snapWords Related to shoot image, picture, rephotograph, retake; film, videotape

  6. 6 to throw or give off suddenly the old, broken-down toaster began shooting out sparks Synonyms of shoot cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), emit, throw out, ventWords Related to shoot eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms of shoot absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

  7. 7 to voice one's opinions freely with force you've been wanting to say something since this meeting started, so shoot Synonyms of shoot pipe up, speak up, sound off, speak out, spout (off), talk upWords Related to shoot bawl, bay, bellow, call, cry, holler, roar, shout, sing (out), thunder, vociferate, yell; articulate, enounce, enunciateNear Antonyms of shoot belt up [British], clam up, dummy up, hush, shut up, suppress; quiet

  8. 8 to mark with small spots especially unevenly hazel eyes that were brown shot with green Synonyms of shoot blotch, dapple, dot, fleck, freckle, marble, mottle, pepper, spot, speck, speckle, splotch, sprinkle, stippleWords Related to shoot blot, dye, stain; band, bar, streak, stripe; intersperse, set, stud; bespatter, spatter

  9. 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 Synonyms of shoot consign, dispatch, pack (off), ship, send, transfer, transmit, transportWords Related to shoot convey, deliver, hand over, pass, render; advance, drop, launch; address, forward; export, import; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; resend, returnNear Antonyms of shoot acquire, draw, earn, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secureAntonyms of shoot accept, receive


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