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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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I had to laugh," he says of the kid on the bike, "even as I was getting shot.
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I want to grow up without having to worry about getting shot and would love to play with Catholics.
To someone who worries about getting shot in the head on the way to the grocery store, unreasonable search and seizure may not be a looming threat.
After getting shot and pistol-whipped in the course of major drug deals, he was initiated into Satan worship--a life of cat mutilations, six-inch fingernails, waist-length white hair, membership in the mighty and powerful Illuminati, and lots and lots of "soft pink sex.
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MICK COOKE is hoping history repeats itself after getting shot down by the best performance he has seen all season.
The Canadian singer recently used a slice of his pocket money to splash out on a new haircut finally getting shot of that bowl cut.
Dr Kevin Cahill has travelled to 65 countries to save lives, even getting shot at in the process while in southern Sudan and Beirut.
Getting shot by John Hinckley was apparently slightly less of a trauma than having Prince Charles come round to the White House and forgetting to remove the teabag from the cup.
Who's actually a changed man since getting shot - he doesn't limp and he's even smiling
Mr Pyke, who told the jury the stunt had been ``worth the risk'' of getting shot, said he had been planning to use the knife to cut a length of rope to tie a banner to the balcony
Getting shot of all that - including the blind loyalty given to priests - has been a blessing.
At a certain point I had these huge folders, each one classified according to subject matter or genre: people with guns, people kissing, Indians and cowboys falling off of horses, getting shot, getting shot with arrows--almost every plot device.
David Homan DAVID HOMAN was the Good Samaritan who went to help an injured man, only to end up getting shot himself by a stray bullet.