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Idioms about shoot

Origin of shoot

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English verb sheten, sheeten, shoten, Old English scēotan; cognate with Old Frisian skiata, Dutch schieten, Old High German skiozan, German schiessen, Old Norse skjōta; akin to shot1

Other definitions for shoot (2 of 2)

shoot2
[ shoot ]
/ ʃut /

interjection
(used to express irritation or astonishment).

Origin of shoot

2
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; alteration of shit, conformed to shoot1
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How to use shoot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for shoot

shoot
/ (ʃuːt) /

verb shoots, shooting or shot
noun
interjection
US and Canadian an exclamation expressing disbelief, scepticism, disgust, disappointment, etc

Word Origin for shoot

Old English sceōtan; related to Old Norse skjōta, Old High German skiozan to shoot, Old Slavonic iskydati to throw out
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Scientific definitions for shoot

shoot
[ shōōt ]

The part of a vascular plant that is above ground, including the stem and leaves. The tips of shoots contain the apical meristem.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with shoot

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