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shots

noun
plural of 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
  • 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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“Shots.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shots. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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