- to throw, kick, or otherwise propel (a ball, puck, etc.), as at a goal or teammate.
- to score (a goal, points, etc.) by propelling the ball, puck, etc.
- to throw (the dice or a specific number).
- to wager or offer to bet (a sum of money): I'll shoot ten bucks.
- to propel a ball, puck, etc., at a goal, basket, pocket, etc., or in a specific direction: He shot for the green with a five iron.
- to propel a ball in a specific way: The center shoots left-handed.
- a small tunnel branching off from a larger tunnel.
- a narrow vein of ore.
- to cause to fall by hitting with a shot: They shot down several ducks.
- Informal. to disparage, reject, or expose as false or inadequate; debunk: to shoot down a popular theory.
- to grow rapidly or suddenly.
- Informal. to damage or harass by reckless shooting: cowboys shooting up the town.
- to wound by shooting: He shot up the lion, but his guide killed it.
- Slang. to inject an addictive drug intravenously.
OTHER WORDS FOR shoot
Idioms about shoot
- to talk indiscreetly, especially to reveal confidences, make thoughtless remarks, etc.
- to exaggerate: He likes to shoot off his mouth about what a great guy he is.
Origin of shoot1
Other definitions for shoot (2 of 2)
How to use shoot in a sentence
A simple one-step process to easily remove backgrounds for quick-turnaround shoots, dailies, and other situations could be a godsend for many a VFX tech or production studio.Kaleido’s Unscreen is dead simple drag-and-drop background removal for video|Devin Coldewey|October 2, 2020|TechCrunch
To mitigate the potential for wires to cross, some producers have tried to limit brands’ remote presence by presenting them with detailed storyboards and outlines ahead of shoots and then sending photos and videos throughout the day during shoots.‘More chefs in the kitchen’: How branded video producers manage clients remotely monitoring shoots|Tim Peterson|October 2, 2020|Digiday
Additionally, because producers and even directors are able to participate in shoots remotely through Zoom, projects are not as restricted by people’s locations, schedules or travel costs.‘We’ve ramped back up’: Digital and branded video productions begin to return to normal|Tim Peterson|October 1, 2020|Digiday
But, as with movies and shows, branded video productions are not the same as they were before the coronavirus crisis shifted shoots to Zoom in March.‘This was the zeitgeist year’: How TV networks sold advertisers on streaming in this year’s upfront|Tim Peterson|September 30, 2020|Digiday
It includes everything from engagement photos and pre-wedding shoots to bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, portrait lounges, afterparties, and even honeymoons—then, of course, the editing of thousands of images.Couples spend thousands on a wedding photographer for that perfect shot|Rachel King|September 6, 2020|Fortune
Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.
In the first episode, an officer is shown video of himself shooting and killing a man.
Then they came up against a police patrol on mountain bicycles, which again led to more shooting, without injuries.
He appears only normal, even in video footage from just two minutes before the shooting.
The phone is apparently the one he took from his girlfriend after shooting her outside Baltimore and heading for New York.
Then one of the magter came in and Brion hesitated before shooting.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Calkilate we should do ourselves more harm than him by shooting down his people.
Arnold, after he had a dozen times expressed his delight at my return, asked if I had seen any shooting.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
People are busy ballooning or driving; shooting like stars along railroads; or migrating like swallows or wild-geese.
“Akhab Khan prevented those Shia dogs from shooting you and Mayne-sahib,” went on the low murmur.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for shoot
- to talk indiscreetly
- to boast or exaggerate
Word Origin for shoot
Scientific definitions for shoot
Other Idioms and Phrases with shoot
In addition to the idioms beginning with shoot
- shoot down
- shoot for
- shoot from the hip
- shoot off one's mouth
- shoot one's bolt
- shoot oneself in the foot
- shoot straight
- shoot the breeze
- shoot the works
- shoot up
- like shooting fish in a barrel
- sure as shooting
- whole ball of wax (shooting match)
Also see undershot.