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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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John Kotter, emeritus professor at Harvard Business School and co-author 'Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down' spills the beans in this video.
Opponents argue that hikers and other nature buffs should be allowed one day a week to walk trails without worrying about getting shot.
Out there, you're getting shot and going to the emergency room.
In the end," according to WLTX News 19, "the only thing the men got was out without getting shot.
I have been a dietitian for almost 30 years and I tire of all the new health information regarding food getting shot down from the beginning because you can always find a little discrepancy in it.
In short, it's either someone getting shot or someone getting license to shoot them.
He was sold short by his poor animal body: by going bald (he hid it under a big logo of a wig), getting shot (by a woman), and succumbing to a small, unnecessary death that was absurdly anticlimactic (going out like a lamb).
More than a few tense minutes were spent debating whether to land on the nearest deck unannounced and risk getting shot down, or wait until we could get a response from anyone in the middle of the night.
Then came the news that male boomers are getting shot up with testosterone to stave off erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, and bouts of depression.
But he keeps getting shot at and captured so often that you could understand if he was getting a bit confused.
Weapons investigators are hamstrung if they are constantly getting shot at or inspecting sites whose security evaporates the moment they leave.
Glenville Lovell's Too Beautiful to Die presents its protagonist, Blades Overstreet, a former New York City policeman, with a combination of all three as he tries to wait out a cash settlement from a botched buy-and-bust operation that resulted in him getting shot and seriously wounded.
How about getting shot at, seeing the bright glint of a knife blade in a subject's hand, being attacked by a crazed drug addict, or facing an attacker who is mentally ill?
I had to laugh," he says of the kid on the bike, "even as I was getting shot.
Poor Arthur the bear hid behind a stump After getting shot in his lower rump.