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Definition of shoot:

  1. A rush of water; a rapid.
  2. A shoat; a young hog.
  3. A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
  4. A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  5. A young branch or growth.
  6. An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.
  7. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
  8. To be shot or propelled forcibly; - said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.
  9. To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; - said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.
  10. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
  11. To discharge a missile; - said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
  12. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; - followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; - often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
  13. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
  14. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
  15. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
  16. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; - followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.
  17. To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
  18. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
  19. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
  20. To plane straight; to fit by planing.
  21. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
  22. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; - often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
  23. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
  24. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.

Synonyms:

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