Definition for Shoot (shot)

shoot (shot), v. [OE sceotan.]

  1. Launch; race; rush; push; drive; run; hurry; thrust; move rapidly; speed forward; pass through swiftly; [fig.] sail quickly through water; [metaphor] pass away suddenly into the next life.
  2. Aim at; discharge a weapon at; [irony] dispatch; eliminate; send away forcefully; kill in a battle; put to death because of warfare; (see 16 Oct 1859, John Brown at Harper's Ferry).
  3. Dart; dash; flash; bolt; sprint; pass away; explode into action; [fig.] die; end suddenly.
  4. Slide; skid; slip; fly; ride forward.

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