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Synonyms for shoot

open fire on

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film

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shoot someone down

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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

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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 ?
It was the archer's contest for the golden arrow, and twenty men stepped forth to shoot.
The first target was to be placed at thirty ells distance, and all those who hit its center were allowed to shoot at the second target, placed ten ells farther off.
This is a dexterous little cosmopolitan guttersnipe who can do scores of things, not only shoot, but draw and paint, and probably play the fiddle.
Because,'' replied the woodsman, ``I know not if these yeomen and I are used to shoot at the same marks; and because, moreover, I know not how your Grace might relish the winning of a third prize by one who has unwittingly fallen under your displeasure.
Then, Locksley,'' said Prince John, ``thou shalt shoot in thy turn, when these yeomen have displayed their skill.
It’s far easier to call names than to shoot a buck on the spring; but the creatur came by his end from a younger hand than either your’n or mine, as I said before.
I dare not shoot at him,' said the huntsman, 'for I should kill the beautiful young lady also.
We took with us the three eight-bore rifles, a good supply of ammunition, and our large water-bottles, filled with weak cold tea, which I have always found the best stuff to shoot on.
Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale.
There was only one thing that chap could do, and that was shoot.
it is very well when you do but shoot at a shield, but when there is a man behind the shield, and he rides at you with wave of sword and glint of eyes from behind his vizor, you may find him a less easy mark.
He resolved to shoot her, and there the vision terminated.
In which case, the hunter cannot steer and shoot at the same time"
But," said I, "you swim well enough to reach to the shore, and the sea is calm; make the best of your way to shore, and I will do you no harm; but if you come near the boat I'll shoot you through the head, for I am resolved to have my liberty;" so he turned himself about, and swam for the shore, and I make no doubt but he reached it with ease, for he was an excellent swimmer.
Rose was close behind him, and formed his men on the bank ready to shoot him as he rose.