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noun
  1. The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
The was wide of the mark.
  1. (sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
They took the lead on a last-minute .
  1. The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
  2. (uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.
  3. (military) A solid metal armor-piercing projectile having no bursting charge, that was in use mainly during World War II.
  4. A chance, or an attempt.
I'd like just one more at winning this game.
  1. (finance) A payment (of a bill), a scot or shout.
  2. A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle. About 44 millilitres; 1.5 ounces. "pony shot"= 30 millilitres; 1 fluid ounce
  3. (rfv-sense) (context, prison) A spoon of coffee.
  4. (context, Filmology) The basic unit of film language.
verb
  1. (past of, shoot)
adjective
  1. (colloquial) Worn out.
The real axle will have to be replaced. It's .
  1. (Of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
  2. tired, weary
I have to go to bed now, I'm .
stalemate Tweet Definition of stalemate Like Definition of stalemate on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Stalemate, Stalemate (chess))
  1. (context, chess) The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
  2. Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but does not involve any personal loss.
verb (stalemat, ing)
  1. (context, chess, transitive) To bring about a state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves.

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