(noun, verb, interjection)


1. A mild expletive, expressing disbelief or disdain

- Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...


1. a new branch

Definition categories: plant, sprout

2. the act of shooting at targets

- they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

Definition categories: act, shooting, shot


1. hit with a missile from a weapon

Similar word(s): hit, pip

Definition categories: competition, injure, wound

2. kill by firing a missile

Similar word(s): pip

Definition categories: social, kill

3. fire a shot

Similar word(s): blast

Definition categories: competition, discharge, fire

4. make a film or photograph of something

- shoot a movie

Similar word(s): film, take

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

5. send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly

- shoot a glance

Definition categories: motion, cast, contrive, project, throw

6. run or move very quickly or hastily

Similar word(s): dart, dash, flash, scoot, scud

Definition categories: motion, hasten, hie, hotfoot, race, rush, speed

7. move quickly and violently

Similar word(s): buck, charge, tear

Definition categories: motion, hasten, hie, hotfoot, race, rush, speed

8. throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

- shoot craps

- shoot a golf ball

Definition categories: contact, hit

9. record on photographic film

Similar word(s): photograph, snap

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

10. emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully

Definition categories: weather, emit

11. cause a sharp and sudden pain in

Definition categories: perception, ache, hurt, smart

12. force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

Similar word(s): inject

Definition categories: contact, enclose, inclose, insert, introduce

13. variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors

- shoot cloth

Definition categories: contact, interweave, weave

14. throw dice, as in a crap game

Definition categories: contact, throw

15. spend frivolously and unwisely

Similar word(s): dissipate, fool, fritter

Definition categories: consumption, consume, squander, ware, waste

16. score

- shoot a basket

- shoot a goal

Definition categories: competition, hit, score, tally

17. utter fast and forcefully

Definition categories: communication, emit, utter

18. measure the altitude of by using a sextant

- shoot a star

Definition categories: cognition, measure, mensurate

19. produce buds, branches, or germinate

Similar word(s): bourgeon, germinate, pullulate, sprout, spud

Definition categories: change, grow

20. give an injection to

Similar word(s): inject

Definition categories: body, administer, dispense

Sentences with shoot as a verb:

- to shoot a gun

- The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.

- He shoots better than he rides.

- The gun shoots well.

- shoot the rapids

- a shooting pain in my leg

- I'll shoot you an email with all the details

- to shoot up rapidly

- A plant shoots out a bud.

- The land shoots into a promontory.