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shot

noun

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1 a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece
  • cannon operators often had to use several shots to figure out the range of their targets

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2 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • let's take another shot at the puzzle

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3 a picture created from an image recorded on a light-sensitive surface by a camera
  • took a shot of his family for the scrapbook

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4 a person skilled in shooting at a target
  • a soldier who's an excellent shot with a rifle

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5 the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time
  • drank a shot of whisky

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6 an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence
  • I have no idea what's different about you, but I'll take a shot: you cut your hair?

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7 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place
  • we have a real shot at getting into the championship if we win this next match

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shot

verb
past tense of 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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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 one's opinions freely with force
  • you've been wanting to say something since this meeting started, so shoot

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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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The first known use of shot was before the 12th century

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“Shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shot. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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