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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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3 a picture created from an image recorded on a light-sensitive surface by a camera
  • Ed 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
  • woke herself up with a shot of espresso
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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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