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shot

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[ shot ]
/ ʃɒt /
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noun, plural shots or, for 6, 8, shot.
verb (used with object), shot·ted, shot·ting.
to load or supply with shot.
to weight with shot.
verb (used without object), shot·ted, shot·ting.
to manufacture shot, as in a shot tower.
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Idioms about shot

Origin of shot

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before 900; Middle English; Old English sc(e)ot, (ge)sceot; cognate with German Schoss, Geschoss; akin to shoot1

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shotless, adjectiveshotlike, adjective

Other definitions for shot (2 of 2)

shot2
[ shot ]
/ ʃɒt /

verb
simple past tense and past participle of shoot1.
adjective
woven so as to present a play of colors; having a changeable color; variegated, as silk.
spread or streaked with color: the dawn sky shot with gold.
in hopelessly bad condition; ruined: Those sneakers are really shot. His morale is shot.
Slang. intoxicated.
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British Dictionary definitions for shot (1 of 2)

shot1
/ (ʃɒt) /

noun
verb shots, shotting or shotted
(tr) to weight or load with shot

Word Origin for shot

Old English scot; related to Old Norse skot, Old High German scoz missile; see shoot

British Dictionary definitions for shot (2 of 2)

shot2
/ (ʃɒt) /

verb
the past tense and past participle of shoot
adjective
(of textiles) woven to give a changing colour effectshot silk
streaked with colour
slang exhausted
get shot of or get shut of slang to get rid of
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