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shoot

shoot

 
pronunciation:
shut
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: shoots, shooting, shot
definition 1: to hit, wound, destroy, or kill with a bullet, arrow, or similar object.
The hunter shot a deer.
similar words:
gun
definition 2: to cause a bullet, arrow, or other missile to fly forth from; to fire.
He shot his gun at the target.
similar words:
discharge, fire
definition 3: to cause to fly forth.
He shot three bullets from his rifle.
similar words:
discharge
definition 4: to send with force towards a goal in sports.
The hockey player shot the puck into the goal.
definition 5: to cause to extend suddenly.
The goalie shot her leg out to block the ball.
similar words:
poke
definition 6: to move with great speed (usually followed by "around," "by," or "out").
The speeding car shot by us.
similar words:
flash, fly, jet, streak
definition 7: to put forth buds.
The oak tree usually shoots around the beginning of May.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shooting contest or a hunting expedition.
The hunting club held a turkey shoot.
definition 2: a bit of new growth.
New shoots on the trees appear every spring.
derivation: shooter (n.)
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Are you looking for the word chute? Shoot and chute sound alike but have different meanings.
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