verb (shoots, shooting, shot, shot, or rarely shotten)
- The bud of a plant.
- A photography session.
- (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.
- To fire one or more shots.
Etymology: Old English sceotan, scÄotan, from Germanic , from Indo-European (s)keud-. Cognate with Dutch schieten, German schieíen, Swedish skjuta; and (from Indo-European) with Russian ÑÑ, Lithuanian skudrís.
- The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
- To hit with a shot.
- He was shot by a police officer.
- 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.
- To photograph.
- To blame a messenger for the contents of the message.
- Please don't the messenger.
- (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).
- (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
- (sports) To make the stated score.
- In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
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