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Synonyms for shoot

open fire on




shoot someone down


shoot something down

shoot something or someone down in flames

Synonyms for shoot

to wound or kill with a firearm

to launch with great force

to discharge a gun or firearm


to pass quickly and lightly through the air

to send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

shoot down: to cause to be no longer believed or valued

shoot up: to rise abruptly and precipitously

a young stemlike growth arising from a plant

a violent, excruciating seizure of pain

Synonyms for shoot

a new branch

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the act of shooting at targets

hit with a missile from a weapon

kill by firing a missile

send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly

throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully

cause a sharp and sudden pain in

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force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors

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throw dice, as in a crap game

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spend frivolously and unwisely

utter fast and forcefully

measure the altitude of by using a sextant

produce buds, branches, or germinate

References in classic literature ?
He began to peel this with great composure, observing at the same time, that to ask a good woodsman to shoot at a target so broad as had hitherto been used, was to put shame upon his skill.
If this yeoman can cleave that rod, I give him the bucklers or rather, I yield to the devil that is in his jerkin, and not to any human skill; a man can but do his best, and I will not shoot where I am sure to miss.
I see something," answered Johnston, shading his eyes with his hand; "but it is a very long shoot.
I pray you to draw a flight shaft with all your strength down the valley, that we may see the length of your shoot.
It is in my mind that I can beat this shoot, if my bow will but hold together.
But I learned how to make the long shoot from old Hob Miller of Milford.
Now the archers prepared to shoot again, each with some little care.
You are a curious fellow enough," said the Sheriff, biting his lip coldly; "yet you shoot well.
The best fellows are to have places with the King's Foresters, and the one who shoots straightest of all will win for prize a olden arrow--a useless bauble enough, but just the thing for your lady love, eh, Rob my boy?
Shoot a five-shot group at any distance with any rifle.
We continue to shoot during all water breaks until the day before the first scrimmage.
The suspect then turned to face the officers and, with an aggressive posture, taunted the officers to shoot him.
To enter to win a Laser Shot, visit our SHOT Show booth (5051) and shoot a round on the system.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the infamous Shoot, 1971, which yielded just a few grainy photographs and a terse description: "At 7:45pm I was shot in the left arm by a friend.
In a form letter sent to parents, the school superintendent announced a new policy that could prevent violence by suppressing certain gestures, such as pointing a finger at another person and pretending to shoot, or making comments, such as "You're dead," "I could just kill you for that," "You are the reason students bring guns to school and shoot teachers," or "Someone should take a bomb and blow this place up.