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Synonyms for shot



a shot in the dark

by a long shot: by any means


call the shots


have a shot


like a shot

long shot


Synonyms for shot

a trying to do or make something

a brief trial

a favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances

a small amount of liquor

Synonyms for shot

(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

a chance to do something

a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

a small drink of liquor

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

an estimate based on little or no information

an informal photograph

sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put

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an explosive charge used in blasting

a blow hard enough to cause injury

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informal words for any attempt or effort

the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

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What a tragic thing to have happen to a young man at the age of 39, who was doing well in his career and was at a party, does the wrong thing and gets shot for it.
In tonight's farewell, Steve's back, someone gets shot and Marty goes away for a dirty weekend.
Fifty-four years later, my son gets shot by a bullet, and he's not in a war but at the VA hospital.
Derek is already involved in some risky business and now he gets shot.
Nobody gets shot,'' the man who's unleashed the Predator and the pumped-up Bruce Willis on innocent audiences says, rather proudly.
He added: "When someone gets shot on the way home, that's not terrorism, that crime has been committed by a serial killer.
we are way, WAY out of our (expletive) league,'' Bob shouts at Sid after Sid gets shot in a dispute over the Pontiac.
I squirm like a bug on a nail,'' says Paymer, who already spent three nights filming his death scene (he gets shot by a large-caliber rifle) in the currently lensing ``Chill Factor'' thriller with Cuba Gooding Jr.
Mary gets shot on the air by her co-host - played by none other than her real-life TV partner, Reege.
But when the mother-to-be gets shot during a robbery attempt and has to be rushed to the hospital, a real-life actor with Down's syndrome (Chris Burke) comes to the father's aid.
This is the same company that targets inner-city youths who can't afford their shoes - then feigns disbelief when someone gets shot for a pair.
senator who gets shot at in the tentatively titled ``Bullworth.
Tricky Dick the Steamer King - love his name - gets shot as coal miners picket the event.