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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, shoot, short, shout

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exp.
make an attempt, endeavor, make an effort
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