shot

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[ shot ]
/ ʃɒt /

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 for 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

OTHER WORDS FROM shot

shot·less, adjectiveshot·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shot in the arm (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 in the arm (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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Medical definitions for shot in the arm

shot
[ shŏt ]

n.

A hypodermic injection.
A small amount given or applied at one time.
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Cultural definitions for shot in the arm

shot in the arm

Something that boosts one's spirits: “After my recent financial troubles, that raise was a real shot in the arm.”

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Idioms and Phrases with shot in the arm

shot

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