Complete Definition of "shoot"

English

Etymology
Old English sceotan|scēotan, from Germanic *skeutanan, from Indo-European *(s)keud-. Cognate with Dutch schieten, German schießen, Swedish skjuta; and (from Indo-European) with Russian кидать, Lithuanian skudrùs.

Pronunciation
SAMPA|/'Sut/
IPA|/'ʃut/
audio|en-us-shoot.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uːt|-uːt

Verb
en-verb|shoots|shooting|shot|shot, or rarely shotten

  1. To fire one or more shots.

#: The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.

  1. To hit with a shot.

#:He was shot by a police officer.

  1. To move very quickly and suddenly.

#:After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.

  1. To photograph.
  2. To blame a messenger for the contents of the message.

#:Please don't shoot the messenger.

  1. (professional wrestling) In professional wrestling, to deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed-to script).
  2. surveying To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  3. sports To make the stated score.

#:In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.

Derived terms
re-shoot
shoot down
shoot from the hip
shoot from the lip
shoot oneself in the foot
shoot one's mouth off
shoot up
shoot the bull
shooter

Translations
trans-top|to fire a shot
Arabic: ARchar|صوب IPAchar|(ʂáwwaba)
Chinese: 射 (shè)
Czech: t-|cs|střelit
Dutch: t+|nl|schieten
Esperanto: pafi
Finnish: t+|fi|ampua, t-|fi|laukaista
French: t+|fr|tirer
German: t+|de|schießen
Hebrew: t-|he|ירה|tryaráh|scHebr
Hungarian: t+|hu|lő
Icelandic: t+|is|skjóta
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Indonesian: t+|id|tembak|xsIndonesian, t+|id|tembak|altmenembak|xs=Indonesian
Italian: t+|it|sparare
Japanese: 撃つ (うつ, utsu)
Korean: 쏘다 (ssoda)
Norwegian: skyte
Portuguese: t-|pt|atirar
Russian: выстрелить (výstrelit’)
Slovak: streliť, vystreliť
Spanish: t-|es|disparar, t+|es|tirar
Swedish: t+|sv|skjuta
Swahili: t-|sw|kupiga risasi|xs=Swahili
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trans-top|to fire multiple shots
Arabic: ARchar|صوب IPAchar|(ʂáwwaba)
Chinese: 射 (shè)
Czech: střílet
Dutch: t+|nl|schieten
Esperanto: pafi
Finnish: t+|fi|ampua
French: t+|fr|tirer
German: t+|de|schießen
Hebrew: t-|he|ירה|tryaráh|scHebr
Hungarian: t+|hu|lő
Indonesian: t+|id|tembak|xsIndonesian, t+|id|tembak|altmenembak|xs=Indonesian
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Italian: t+|it|sparare
Japanese: 撃つ (うつ, utsu)
Korean: 쏘다 (ssoda)
Norwegian: skyte
Portuguese: t-|pt|atirar
Russian: стрелять (strelját’)
Slovak: strieľať
Spanish: t-|es|disparar, t+|es|tirar
Swedish: t+|sv|skjuta
Swahili: t-|sw|kupiga risasi|xs=Swahili
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trans-top|to hit with a shot
Arabic: ARchar|صوب IPAchar|(ʂáwwaba)
Chinese: 射 (shè)
Czech: střelit, zastřelit
Dutch: t+|nl|schieten
Esperanto: pafi
Finnish: ampua (+ partitive object when injuring or genitive object when killing)
French: t+|fr|tirer
German: (not killing) anschießen; (killing) erschießen
Hebrew: t-|he|ירה|tryaráh|scHebr
Hungarian: t+|hu|lő
Indonesian: t+|id|tembak|xsIndonesian, t+|id|tembak|altmenembak|xs=Indonesian
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Japanese: 撃つ (うつ, utsu)
Korean: 쏘다 (ssoda)
Norwegian: skyte
Portuguese: t-|pt|atirar
Russian: выстрелить (výstrelit’)
Slovak: streliť, vystreliť
Spanish: t+|es|tirar
Swedish: t+|sv|skjuta
Swahili: t-|sw|kupiga risasi|xs=Swahili
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Noun
en-noun

  1. The bud of a plant.
  2. A photography session.
  3. (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.

Translations
trans-top|Bud of plant
Finnish: t+|fi|verso
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trans-top|Photography session

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Interjection
shoot!

  1. (mild expletive, bowlderization) darn; dash; fiddlesticks; expresses disbelief or disdain

#: Didn't you have a concert tonight?
#: Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...

  1. imperative Yes, please do.

#: Can I ask you a question?
#: Shoot!
#: Okay, when was the battle of Hastings fought?

Translations
trans-top|expressing disdain
German: Mist! (1), Verdammt! (1), Los! (2), Leg los! (2)
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Spanish: ¡miércoles |Miércoles!, ¡Carajo!
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Category:English irregular verbs
Category:Euphemisms

el:shoot
fa:shoot
fr:shoot
gl:shoot
io:shoot
id:shoot
it:shoot
ku:shoot
hu:shoot
pl:shoot
pt:shoot
ru:shoot
fi:shoot
ta:shoot
te:shoot
vi:shoot
tr:shoot
uk:shoot
zh:shoot

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