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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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A group of look-alike marksmen, some being shot to pieces themselves, fire rifles directly outward.
Mogadishu looks like war-torn cities in Afghanistan, Angola, or Chechnya--nearly every big building has been shot to pieces or stripped of everything, sometimes even its roof.
HOLLYWOOD At the Galaxy Theater preem of "Josie and the Pussycats" April 9, co-director Deborah Kaplan recalled that the trade reviews of her previous film, "Can't Hardly Wait," were so scathing she decided to vent: The offending opinions were taken to a shooting range, where they were made into targets and soothingly shot to pieces. ("Really, I felt much better.")
Signs are stolen, defaced, run over, shot to pieces, and used as firewood.
Any attempt at a Gwyneth Paltrow-style conscious uncoupling has been shot to pieces - as the pair have seemed more intent on taking a lead from the acrimonious split of Katie Price and Peter Andre.
We lost momentum and our confidence was shot to pieces," Betts said.
One minute he is never going to win another tournament, his knees have gone, he can't putt, is mentally shot to pieces, etc, then the next minute he is a certainty for the Masters, looks fit as a fiddle, has got his touch and aura back, etc.
His confidence is shot to pieces. I saw mistakes creeping in against Bolton last weekend," The Sun quoted Parlour, as saying.
The Premier League's best left-back in the making has by and large been a bit part player under Redknapp at Tottenham and when he has been picked, his confidence looks shot to pieces.
Southam's prospects were shot to pieces when Suleman arrived at the crease and took the bowling apart.
In the aftermath of England's Melbourne Test humbling gloating Buchanan claimed Pietersen was not a team player, insinuating that was a key reason why England's camaraderie was shot to pieces.
And with manager Harry Redknapp's strike-force shot to pieces by injuries, Pompey are banking on the 26-year-old to hit the target against Sheffield United.
soldiers are killed along with 100 civilians in another dreadful weekend of violence, and an Iraqi family is shot to pieces at a U.S.
'They needed to revive Neil Cox afterwards, he was absolutely shot to pieces.
In his place is a humbled, former great who is simply shot to pieces ( a legend, sadly, only in his own mind.