shot

noun
1 act of firing a gun
ADJECTIVE
excellent, fine, good, well-placed
clean

He killed them with a clean shot to their heads.

lucky
random
fatal
warning
clear
first, opening (often figurative)

the opening shot in the election campaign

cheap, parting (both figurative)
cannon, gun, pistol, rifle

I heard a pistol shot.

head

That man fired the fatal head shot.

… OF SHOTS
volley

A volley of shots rang out.

VERB + SHOT
aim
fire, take

I took a few more shots at the target, but missed.

SHOT + VERB
ring out
hit sb/sth, strike sb/sth

The shot hit him in the chest.

kill sb/sth
miss (sb/sth)
PREPOSITION
shot from

a shot from his rifle

shot to

She was killed by a single shot to the head.

2 person who shoots a gun, etc.
ADJECTIVE
crack, excellent, good

She is a crack shot with a rifle.

bad, poor
3 act of kicking/hitting/throwing a ball
ADJECTIVE
excellent, fine, good, great, superb (esp. BrE), well-placed
awesome (esp. BrE), brilliant (esp. AmE) (both informal)
errant (esp. AmE), poor, wayward (esp. BrE)
long, long-range
close-range
20-yard, 25-yard, etc.
low
game-winning (AmE)
trick
VERB + SHOT
crack (esp. BrE), get in, have, take, try

He cracked a terrific shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Go on—take another shot.

miss
scuff (BrE)

He scuffed a shot from the edge of the box.

block, parry (esp. BrE), save

He has blocked 850 shots in his NBA career.

The goalkeeper parried his first shot but he scored from the rebound.

SHOT + VERB
be on target (esp. BrE)
go wide, miss

My first shot went wide, but my second was right on target.

PREPOSITION
shot at, shot on

Their captain tried a long shot on goal.

shot from

his right-footed shot from outside the penalty area

a superb shot from Rivaldo

4 photograph; picture in a film/movie
ADJECTIVE
camera
close-up, long, medium
aerial, overhead, still
tracking, wide-angle, zoom
exterior, location
establishing, opening
action, crowd
money (figurative, esp. AmE)
fashion, publicity
cover
screen (usually screenshot) (= from a computer)
mug (usually mugshot) (= photograph of sb's face kept by the police)
… OF SHOTS
series
VERB + SHOT
get, take

I got some great shots of the runners as they crossed the line.

snap

Kate snapped a few shots with her camera through the window.

SHOT + VERB
show sth

a wide-angle shot showing the Grand Canyon

PREPOSITION
shot from

a shot from a low angle

shot of

a publicity shot of the band performing

5 (esp. AmE) injection of a drug
ADJECTIVE
booster
allergy, flu, tetanus
VERB + SHOT
give sb
get, have

Have you had all your shots for your expedition yet?

PREPOSITION
shot of

a shot of penicillin

The applause acted on her like a shot of adrenalin.


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  • shot pt, pp — shot n …   English expressions

  • Shot — Shot, n.; pl. {Shot}or {Shots}. [OE. shot, schot, AS. gesceot a missile; akin to D. schot a shot, shoot, G. schuss, geschoss a missile, Icel. skot a throwing, a javelin, and E. shoot, v.t. [root]159. See {Shoot}, and cf. {Shot} a share.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shot — Ⅰ. shot [1] ► NOUN 1) the firing of a gun or cannon. 2) a person with a specified level of ability in shooting: he was an excellent shot. 3) a hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports, in particular an attempt to score. 4) informal an attempt… …   English terms dictionary

  • shot — shot1 [shät] n. [ME < OE sceot < sceotan (akin to ON skot, Ger schuss): see SHOOT] 1. the act of shooting; discharge of a missile, esp. from a gun 2. a) the distance over which a missile travels b) range; reach; scope 3 …   English World dictionary

  • shot — (n.) O.E. scot, sceot an act of shooting, that which is discharged in shooting, from P.Gmc. *skutan (Cf. O.N. skutr, O.Fris. skete, M.Du. scote, Ger. Schuß a shot ), related to sceotan to shoot (see SHOOT (Cf. shoot)). Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shot — Shot, n. [AS. scot, sceot, fr. sce[ o]tan to shoot; akin to D. sschot, Icel. skot. [root]159. See {Scot} a share, {Shoot}, v. t., and cf. {Shot} a shooting.] A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot. [1913 Webster] Here no shots are where all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — «Shot» Canción de The Rasmus álbum Hide from the Sun Publicación 30 de marzo de 2006 …   Wikipedia Español

  • shot of — Brit informal : no longer having someone or something that you do not want I m ready to get/be shot of [=rid of] this job. The band wants to be shot of its manager. • • • Main Entry: ↑shot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shot — Shot, a. Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See {Shoot}, v. t., 8. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shot — Shot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shotting}.] To load with shot, as a gun. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shot — sb., tet, s el. shot, sene el. tene (lille glas spiritus), i sms. shot , fx shotglas …   Dansk ordbog

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