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    shot

    shot - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shot

    Definition
    (noun) the act of firing a projectile
    Synonyms : shooting
    Example Sentence
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
    Definition
    (noun) a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    Synonyms : pellet
    Example Sentence
    • the shot buzzed past his ear
    Definition
    (noun) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    Synonyms : stroke
    Example Sentence
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
    Definition
    (noun) a chance to do something
    Synonyms : crack
    Example Sentence
    • he wanted a shot at the champion
    Definition
    (noun) a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    Synonyms : shooter
    Example Sentence
    • he is a crack shot
    • a poor shooter
    Definition
    (noun) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
    Synonyms : scene
    Definition
    (noun) the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    Synonyms : injection
    Example Sentence
    • the nurse gave him a flu shot
    Definition
    (noun) a small drink of liquor
    Synonyms : nip
    Example Sentence
    • he poured a shot of whiskey
    Definition
    (noun) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    Synonyms : barb , dig , gibe , jibe , shaft , slam
    Example Sentence
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
    Definition
    (noun) an estimate based on little or no information Definition
    (noun) an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
    Synonyms : snap , snapshot
    Example Sentence
    • my snapshots haven't been developed yet
    • he tried to get unposed shots of his friends
    Definition
    (noun) sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
    Example Sentence
    • he trained at putting the shot
    Definition
    (noun) an explosive charge used in blasting Definition
    (noun) a blow hard enough to cause injury
    Example Sentence
    • he is still recovering from a shot to his leg
    • I caught him with a solid shot to the chin
    Definition
    (noun) an attempt to score in a game Definition
    (noun) informal words for any attempt or effort
    Synonyms : stab
    Example Sentence
    • he gave it his best shot
    • he took a stab at forecasting
    Definition
    (noun) the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
    Synonyms : blastoff
    Definition
    (adj) varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    Example Sentence
    • changeable taffeta
    • chatoyant (or shot) silk
    • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent
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