shot


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Synonyms for shot

marksman

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a shot in the dark

by a long shot: by any means

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call the shots

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have a shot

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like a shot

long shot

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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

References in classic literature ?
Thou canst not mend that shot, Locksley,'' said the Prince, with an insulting smile.
And now,'' said Locksley, ``I will crave your Grace's permission to plant such a mark as is used in the North Country; and welcome every brave yeoman who shall try a shot at it to win a smile from the bonny lass he loves best.
But I buy your deer—here, this bill will pay thee, both for thy shot and my own.
Somebody has been peppering this thing with shot, after all, and quite lately, too.
The three shots took effect, and down he went dead.
Now by the lusty yew bow of good Saint Withold," cried the stranger, "that is a shot indeed, and never saw I the like in all my life before
Saxtorph got two in mid-air with his revolver, and would have shot the other three in the water if I hadn't stopped him.
I scarce shot as many shafts at Brignais," growled the man of Brabant; "though I found a better mark there than a cantle of bull's hide.
The recoil of the butt into the pit of the man's stomach had not been the most sanguinary result, for the charge of shot, at a distance of a yard, had blown the head of one of the debaters into nothingness.
in 1453, stone shot of 1,900 pounds weight were employed.
They lowered sails, shot seals, and hoisted sails again, and continued on their way as I had always seen them do.
Stepan Arkadyevitch shot two more birds and Levin two, of which one was not found.
It happened that he had appointed to go out in this boat, either for pleasure or for fish, with two or three Moors of some distinction in that place, and for whom he had provided extraordinarily, and had, therefore, sent on board the boat overnight a larger store of provisions than ordinary; and had ordered me to get ready three fusees with powder and shot, which were on board his ship, for that they designed some sport of fowling as well as fishing.
Said negro has been shot in the left arm between the shoulder and elbow, which has paralysed the left hand.
Pickwick; 'I am not going to be shot in a wheel-barrow, for the sake of appearances, to please anybody.