Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shoot

2 senses of shoot

Sense 1
shoot -- (a new branch)
       => sprout -- (any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud)

Sense 2
shoot -- (the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer")
       => shooting, shot -- (the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shoot

20 senses of shoot

Sense 1
shoot, hit, pip -- (hit with a missile from a weapon)
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Sense 2
shoot, pip -- (kill by firing a missile)
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 3
blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")
       => fire, discharge -- (cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet")

Sense 4
film, shoot, take -- (make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie")
       => record, enter, put down -- (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Sense 5
shoot -- (send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance")
       => project, cast, contrive, throw -- (put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light")

Sense 6
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot -- (run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")

Sense 7
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck -- (move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
          Phrasal Verb-> shoot up#1

Sense 8
shoot -- (throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 9
photograph, snap, shoot -- (record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President")
       => record, enter, put down -- (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Sense 10
shoot -- (emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; "The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 11
shoot -- (cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 12
inject, shoot -- (force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject hydrogen into the balloon")
       => insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce -- (introduce; "Insert your ticket here")

Sense 13
shoot -- (variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; "shoot cloth")
       => weave, interweave -- (interlace by or as if by weaving)

Sense 14
shoot -- (throw dice, as in a crap game)
       => throw -- (throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six")

Sense 15
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away -- (spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance")
       => consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")

Sense 16
shoot -- (score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal")
       => score, hit, tally, rack up -- (gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season")

Sense 17
shoot -- (utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 18
shoot -- (measure the altitude of by using a sextant; "shoot a star")
       => measure, mensurate, measure out -- (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall")

Sense 19
shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout -- (produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted")
       => grow -- (increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore")

Sense 20
inject, shoot -- (give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein")
       => administer, dispense -- (give or apply (medications))

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