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Definition of SHOOT

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Shoot \Shoot\, n. [F. chute. See {Chute}. Confused with shoot to let fly.] An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course. [Written also {chute}, and {shute}.] [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

     {To take a shoot}, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Shoot \Shoot\, v. i.
     1. To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides. [1913 Webster]

              The archers have . . . shot at him.   --Gen. xlix.
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     2. To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well. [1913 Webster]

     3. To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star. [1913 Webster]

              There shot a streaming lamp along the sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     4. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains. [1913 Webster]

              Thy words shoot through my heart.     --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     5. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain. [1913 Webster]

              These preachers make
              His head to shoot and ache.           --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

     6. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
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              Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

              But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain.                                --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     7. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly. [1913 Webster]

              Well shot in years he seemed.         --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

              Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

     8. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify. [1913 Webster]

              If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals.                        --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     9. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory. [1913 Webster]

              There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.                    --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

     10. (Naut.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee. [1913 Webster]

     {To shoot ahead}, to pass or move quickly forward; to outstrip others. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Shoot \Shoot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shooting}. The old participle {Shotten} is obsolete. See {Shotten}.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i., sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. [root]159. Cf. {Scot} a contribution, {Scout} to reject, {Scud}, {Scuttle}, v. i., {Shot}, {Sheet}, {Shut}, {Shuttle}, {Skittish}, {Skittles}.]
     1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object. [1913 Webster]

              If you please
              To shoot an arrow that self way.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun. [1913 Webster]

              The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another.                              --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

     3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object. [1913 Webster]

              When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house.                           --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster]

     4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit. [1913 Webster]

              An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

              A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores.                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud. [1913 Webster]

              They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7. [1913 Webster]

              Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing. [1913 Webster]

              Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel.      --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

     7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar. [1913 Webster]

              She . . . shoots the Stygian sound.   --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches. [1913 Webster]

              The tangled water courses slept,
              Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
                                                    --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     {To be shot of}, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] "Are you not glad to be shot of him?" --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Shoot \Shoot\, n.
     1. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle. [1913 Webster]

              The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

              One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
                                                    --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

     2. A young branch or growth.
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              Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring.                               --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

     3. A rush of water; a rapid.
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     4. (Min.) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick. [1913 Webster]

     6. [Perh. a different word.] A shoat; a young hog. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

485 Moby Thesaurus words for "shoot":
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