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Dictionary definition for: Shoot

1. (n) a new branch

2. (v) hit with a missile from a weapon

3. (n) the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer"

4. (v) kill by firing a missile

5. (v) fire a shot

6. (v) make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene" "shoot a movie"

7. (v) send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance"

8. (v) run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

9. (v) move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

10. (v) throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps" "shoot a golf ball"

11. (v) record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"

12. (v) emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"

13. (v) cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg"

14. (v) force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon"

15. (v) variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth"

16. (v) throw dice, as in a crap game

17. (v) spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one''s inheritance"

18. (v) score; "shoot a basket" "shoot a goal"

19. (v) utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer"

20. (v) measure the altitude of by using a sextant; "shoot a star"

21. (v) produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"

22. (v) give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient''s vein"

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