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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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She may still be in office on June 9, but her political credibility is shot to pieces.
12 but the American admits his confidence is shot to pieces after his recent health scare.
At the other end, Chelsea could cause problems with the pace of Daniel Sturridge and the physical presence of Didier Drogba, but the team's confidence appears to be shot to pieces and it is unlikely to be restored at such a daunting venue.
As for Scott Carson, his confidence is shot to pieces.
We were reviving Coxie in the dressing room after the game, he's shot to pieces,' said Jones.
After his fall at Cheltenham in the Bonusprint last season the seven-year-old became a liability as his confidence was shot to pieces.
But he recalled back then his nerves were shot to pieces as he looked down the first fairway and he is expecting much of the same as a professional next month in Detroit.
So with the game running, you'll come face to face with the two main downsides to Shadow Ops, first is the difficulty, on the first level you'll be shot to pieces by swarming terrorists who are fairly accurate shots, even at a distance.
Not surprisingly, the Dons looked shot to pieces early on and it was men against boys as Ipswich made the running.
With a defence as mobile as a caravan, Grant's confidence was shot to pieces and left flapping like a paper hanger at everything that came his way - and missing most.
But such cynicism is immediately shot to pieces once Shannon Lee bursts into song.
So instead of getting shot to pieces as your Mech slowly turns to face his foe, you can quickly evade danger.
Promotion and relegation,' he says, 'are the reasons why 95 per cent of football clubs are shot to pieces.
In addition to Gettysburg and Stories of Valor (Civil War Minutes(TM) III), the company has produced Johnstown Flood narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, Civil War Minutes(TM) - Confederate and Civil War Minutes (TM) - Union DVD box sets, and the Civil War Life DVD box set which includes Left for Dead and Shot to Pieces DVD titles.
I am under a lot of pressure and I have had to get some sedation to calm my nerves because they have been shot to pieces.