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English noun: shoot

1. shoot (plant) a new branch


Broader (hypernym)sprout


Narrower (hyponym)sucker, tiller

2. shoot (act) the act of shooting at targets


SamplesThey hold a shoot every weekend during the summer.


Broader (hypernym)shooting, shot


Narrower (hyponym)skeet, skeet shooting, trapshooting


English verb: shoot

1. shoot (competition) hit with a missile from a weapon


Synonymshit, pip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound


Narrower (hyponym)grass, gun down, kneecap


Verb groupblast, hit, pip, shoot, shoot, strike

2. shoot (social) kill by firing a missile


ExamplesThey want to shoot the prisoners


Synonymspip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Narrower (hyponym)flight, pick off


Verb grouphit, pip, shoot

3. shoot (competition) fire a shot


SamplesThe gunman blasted away.


Synonymsblast


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)discharge, fire


Narrower (hyponym)blaze, blaze away, fire, gun, open fire, overshoot, pump, sharpshoot, snipe


Verb grouphit, pip, shoot

4. shoot (communication) make a film or photograph of something


SamplesTake a scene.
Shoot a movie.


ExamplesSam and Sue shoot the movie


Synonymsfilm, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record


Narrower (hyponym)reshoot


Verb groupphotograph, shoot, snap


Domain categoryfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

5. shoot (motion) send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly


SamplesShoot a glance.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cast, contrive, project, throw

6. shoot (motion) run or move very quickly or hastily


SamplesShe dashed into the yard.


Synonymsdart, dash, flash, scoot, scud


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Narrower (hyponym)plunge


Verb groupbuck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear

7. shoot (motion) move quickly and violently


SamplesThe car tore down the street.
He came charging into my office.


Synonymsbuck, charge, shoot down, tear


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Narrower (hyponym)rip


Verb groupdart, dash, flash, scoot, scud, shoot

8. shoot (contact) throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective


SamplesShoot craps.
Shoot a golf ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Narrower (hyponym)birdie, bogey, break, carom, chip, double birdie, double bogey, dunk, eagle, knuckle

9. shoot (communication) record on photographic film


SamplesI photographed the scene of the accident.
She snapped a picture of the President.


Synonymsphotograph, snap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record


Narrower (hyponym)retake, x-ray


Verb groupfilm, shoot, take


Domain categoryphotography, picture taking

10. shoot (weather) emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully


SamplesThe dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, give off, give out

11. shoot (perception) cause a sharp and sudden pain in


SamplesThe pain shot up her leg.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)ache, hurt, smart

12. shoot (contact) force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing


SamplesInject hydrogen into the balloon.


ExamplesThey shoot the fruit with a chemical, They shoot a chemical into the fruit


Synonymsinject


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in


Verb groupinject, shoot

13. shoot (contact) variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors


SamplesShoot cloth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interweave, weave

14. shoot (contact) throw dice, as in a crap game


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)throw

15. shoot (consumption) spend frivolously and unwisely


SamplesFritter away one's inheritance.


Synonymsdissipate, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste


Entailconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

16. shoot (competition) score


SamplesShoot a basket.
Shoot a goal.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit, rack up, score, tally


Domain categoryathletics, sport

17. shoot (communication) utter fast and forcefully


SamplesShe shot back an answer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

18. shoot (cognition) measure the altitude of by using a sextant


SamplesShoot a star.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)measure, measure out, mensurate

19. shoot (change) produce buds, branches, or germinate


SamplesThe potatoes sprouted.


Synonymsbourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, sprout, spud


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow


Verb groupgerminate

20. shoot (body) give an injection to


SamplesWe injected the glucose into the patient's vein.


Synonymsinject


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)administer, dispense


Narrower (hyponym)immunise, immunize, infuse, inoculate, vaccinate


Verb groupinject, shoot


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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