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  1. The bud of a plant.
  2. A photography session.
  3. (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.
    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 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.
    • Dutch: schieten(nl)
    • French: tirer(fr)
    • German: (not killing) anschieíen; (killing) erschieíen
    • Italian: sparare(it)
    • Spanish: tirar(es)
    Etymology: Old English sceotan, scÄotan, from Germanic
    • skeutanan, from Indo-European
    • (s)keud-. Cognate with Dutch schieten, German schieíen, Swedish skjuta; and (from Indo-European) with Russian ÑÑ, Lithuanian skudrís.

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