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shot         

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      n  
1    the act or an instance of discharging a projectile  
2    pl   , shot          a solid missile, such as an iron ball or a lead pellet, discharged from a firearm  
3   
a    small round pellets of lead collectively, as used in cartridges  
b    metal in the form of coarse powder or small pellets  
4    the distance that a discharged projectile travels or is capable of travelling  
5    a person who shoots, esp. with regard to his ability  
he is a good shot     
6    Informal   an attempt; effort  
7    Informal   a guess or conjecture  
8    any act of throwing or hitting something, as in certain sports  
9    the launching of a rocket, missile, etc., esp. to a specified destination  
a moon shot     
10   
a    a single photograph  
I took 16 shots of the wedding     
b    a series of frames on cine film concerned with a single event  
c    a length of film taken by a single camera without breaks, used with others to build up a full motion picture or television film  
11    Informal   an injection, as of a vaccine or narcotic drug  
12    Informal   a glass of alcoholic drink, esp. spirits  
13      (Sport)   a heavy metal ball used in the shot put  
14    an explosive charge used in blasting  
15    globules of metal occurring in the body of a casting that are harder than the rest of the casting  
16    a unit of chain length equal to 75 feet (Brit.) or 90 feet (U.S.)  
17    call the shots  
Slang   to have control over an organization, course of action, etc.  
18    have a shot at  
Informal  
a    to attempt  
b      (Austral)   to jibe at or vex  
19    like a shot   very quickly, esp. willingly  
20    shot in the arm  
Informal   anything that regenerates, increases confidence or efficiency, etc.  
his arrival was a shot in the arm for the company     
21    shot in the dark   a wild guess  
22    that's the shot     (Austral)  
informal   that is the right thing to do  
      vb   , shots, shotting, shotted  
23    tr   to weight or load with shot  
     (Old English scot; related to Old Norse skot, Old High German scoz missile; see shoot)  
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shot          [2]  
      vb  
1       the past tense and past participle of       shoot  
      adj  
2    (of textiles) woven to give a changing colour effect  
shot silk     
3    streaked with colour  
4    Slang   exhausted  
5    get shot or shut of  
Slang   to get rid of  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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shot         

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      n  
1    discharge, lob, pot shot, throw  
2    ball, bullet, lead, pellet, projectile, slug  
3    marksman, shooter  
4      (informal)   attempt, chance, conjecture, crack     (informal)   effort, endeavour, essay, go     (informal)   guess, opportunity, stab     (informal)   surmise, try, turn  
5    by a long shot:     
a    by far, easily, far and away, indubitably, undoubtedly, without doubt  
b    by any means, in any circumstances, on any account  
6    attempt, have a bash     (informal)   have a crack     (informal)   have a go  
have a shot        (informal)   have a stab     (informal)   tackle, try, try one's luck  
7    like a shot      at once, eagerly, immediately, like a bat out of hell     (slang)   like a flash, quickly, unhesitatingly  
8    shot in the arm        (informal)   boost, encouragement, fillip, impetus, lift, stimulus  

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shot          [2]  
      adj   iridescent, moiré, opalescent, watered  

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! give it a shot exp.
make an attempt, endeavor, make an effort

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