shot


shot
I UK [ʃɒt] / US [ʃɑt] noun
Word forms "shot":
singular shot plural shots
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1) [countable] an act of firing a gun
fire a shot:

The man fired two shots from a handgun.

a) a bullet that is fired from a gun

The third shot hit the officer in the chest.

b) a sound of a gun being fired

The neighbours say they heard four shots.

c) used for referring to someone who regularly shoots, especially relating to how well or how badly they do it
a good/bad shot:

Mills was a very good shot.

2) [countable] an act of throwing, hitting, or kicking a ball, or a ball that has been thrown, hit, or kicked

You get tired and you start playing bad shots.

That was another fine shot from Tiger Woods.

shot at:

They didn't manage to get a single shot at our goal.

3)
a) [countable] cinema a view of something that you have because of the position of the camera in films, television, or photographs
a close-up shot (= with the camera very close to something):

Viewers can see a close-up shot of the artist's hands.

an opening shot (= what you see first in a film or television programme):

The opening shot is of a man walking across a field.

b) informal a photograph

Harold took a great shot of the dogs playing together.

4) [countable] informal a chance or attempt to do or get something
shot at:

This is her first shot at an international title.

have/get a shot at something:

We had a shot at bringing the ship round into the harbour.

give something your best shot (= try as hard as you can to do something):

Give it your best shot – that's all you can do.

5) [countable] informal something that you say or do as an attack
an opening shot (= something that begins an argument or fight):

It was the opening shot in the battle for control of the company.

6) [countable] a small amount of a strong alcoholic drink
shot of:

a shot of tequila

7) [countable] an injection of a drug (= when it is put into your body using a needle) given as a medical treatment
have/get a shot:

When is the last time you had a tetanus shot?

8) [uncountable] small metal balls that are fired from a shotgun
9) [countable] a heavy metal ball that you throw from your shoulder in a sport called the shot put
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II UK [ʃɒt] / US [ʃɑt] adjective [never before noun] informal
injured, damaged, or destroyed

The bones in her wrist were completely shot.

shot to pieces/hell (= severely damaged or completely destroyed):

My nerves are completely shot to pieces.

get/be shot ofBritish

informal to get rid of someone or something


In the end, we were glad to be shot of the car.


III UK / US
the past tense and past participle of shoot I

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  • shot pt, pp — shot n …   English expressions

  • Shot — Shot, n.; pl. {Shot}or {Shots}. [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf. {Shot} a share.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — Shot, n.; pl. {Shot}or {Shots}. [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf. {Shot} a share.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shot — Ⅰ. shot [1] ► NOUN 1) the firing of a gun or cannon. 2) a person with a specified level of ability in shooting: he was an excellent shot. 3) a hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports, in particular an attempt to score. 4) informal an attempt… …   English terms dictionary

  • shot — shot1 [shät] n. [ME < OE sceot < sceotan (akin to ON skot, Ger schuss): see SHOOT] 1. the act of shooting; discharge of a missile, esp. from a gun 2. a) the distance over which a missile travels b) range; reach; scope 3 …   English World dictionary

  • shot — (n.) O.E. scot, sceot an act of shooting, that which is discharged in shooting, from P.Gmc. *skutan (Cf. O.N. skutr, O.Fris. skete, M.Du. scote, Ger. Schuß a shot ), related to sceotan to shoot (see SHOOT (Cf. shoot)). Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shot — Shot, n. [AS. scot, sceot, fr. sce[ o]tan to shoot; akin to D. sschot, Icel. skot. [root]159. See {Scot} a share, {Shoot}, v. t., and cf. {Shot} a shooting.] A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot. [1913 Webster] Here no shots are where all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — «Shot» Canción de The Rasmus álbum Hide from the Sun Publicación 30 de marzo de 2006 …   Wikipedia Español

  • shot of — Brit informal : no longer having someone or something that you do not want I m ready to get/be shot of [=rid of] this job. The band wants to be shot of its manager. • • • Main Entry: ↑shot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shot — Shot, a. Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See {Shoot}, v. t., 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — Shot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shotting}.] To load with shot, as a gun. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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