Definition for SHOOT


  1. The act of propelling or driving any thing with violence; the discharge of a fire-arm or bow; as, a good shoot. The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot. – Bacon.
  2. The act of striking or endeavoring to strike with a missive weapon. Shak.
  3. A young branch. Prune off superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring. – Evelyn.
  4. A young swine. [In New England pronounced shote.]

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