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noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: shot, shots
definition 1: an instance of shooting with a weapon.
The police said that two shots had been fired from the gun.
similar words:
discharge, fire, pop
definition 2: the distance a gun or other weapon can be fired; range.
The target was within rifle shot.
definition 3: a lead pellet that is used with others to form the charge of a shotgun cartridge, or such pellets collectively.
The soldier refilled his musket with the remaining shot.
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definition 4: one who shoots.
He's spent a lot of time doing target practice, so he's a pretty good shot.
definition 5: in certain sports, an attempt to score by propelling a ball toward a goal or toward a competing player.
She made some excellent shots on the last hole.They could have won the game if he hadn't missed that shot.It looked like a great shot, but it went over the baseline.
definition 6: an injection with a hypodermic needle.
These shots give protection against measles and mumps.Older people are advised to get flu shots.
definition 7: a forceful blow or stroke.
He exploded with anger and gave the man a shot across the face.
definition 8: an attempt to do something.
You failed last time, but why don't you give it another shot?
definition 9: a photograph.
Here is a great shot of the kids at the beach.
photograph, snapshot
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shots, shotting, shotted
definition: to provide or load with lead shot.
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