shot

shot
shot1
noun
1》 the firing of a gun or cannon.
    ↘a person with a specified level of ability in shooting: he was an excellent shot.
    ↘a critical or aggressive remark.
2》 a hit, stroke, or kick of the ball in sports, in particular an attempt to score.
    ↘informal an attempt to do something.
3》 (plural same) a ball of stone or metal fired from a large gun or cannon.
    ↘(also lead shot) tiny lead pellets used in a single charge or cartridge in a shotgun.
    ↘a heavy ball thrown by a shot-putter.
4》 a photograph.
    ↘a film sequence photographed continuously by one camera.
    ↘the range of a camera's view: standing just out of shot.
5》 informal a small drink of spirits.
    ↘an injection of a drug or vaccine.
6》 the launch of a rocket: a moon shot.
Phrases
give it one's best shot informal do the best that one can.
like a shot informal without hesitation; willingly.
a shot in the arm informal an encouraging stimulus.
Origin
OE sc(e)ot, gesc(e)ot, of Gmc origin; from the base of shoot.
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shot2
past and past participle of shoot.
adjective
1》 (of coloured cloth) woven with a warp and weft of different colours, giving a contrasting effect when looked at from different angles.
    ↘interspersed with a different colour.
2》 informal ruined or worn out.
    ↘US & Austral./NZ drunk.
Phrases
get (or be) shot of Brit. informal get (or be) rid of.
shot through with suffused with.
shot to pieces (or to hell) informal ruined.
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shot3
noun Brit. informal, dated a bill or one's share of it, especially in a pub.
Origin
ME: from shot1; cf. OE scēotan 'shoot, pay, contribute' and scot.

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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