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shot

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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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assay [archaic], attempt, bash [chiefly British], bid, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, offer, pass, stab, trial, try, whack, whirl

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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 whoʼs 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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shot in the dark

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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