shoot /ˈʃut/ 及物動詞
Shoot n. 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. [Written also chute, and shute.] [U. S.]
To take a shoot, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.]
Shoot v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shot p. pr. & vb. n. Shooting. The old participle Shotten is obsolete. See Shotten.]
1. 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.
If you please
To shoot an arrow that self way. --Shak.
2. 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.
The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another. --Boyle.
3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house. --A. Tucker.
4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl.
A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores. --Macaulay.
5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7.
Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. --Dryden.
6. Carp. To plane straight; to fit by planing.
Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel. --Moxon.
7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
She . . . shoots the Stygian sound. --Dryden.
8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
The tangled water courses slept,
Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow. --Tennyson.
To be shot of, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] “Are you not glad to be shot of him?”
--Sir W. Scott.
Shoot, v. i.
1. 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.
The archers have . . . shot at him. --Gen. xlix. 23.
2. To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
3. 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.
There shot a streaming lamp along the sky. --Dryden.
4. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
Thy words shoot through my heart. --Addison.
5. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
These preachers make
His head to shoot and ache. --Herbert.
6. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth. --Bacon.
But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain. --Dryden.
7. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
Well shot in years he seemed. --Spenser.
Delightful task! to rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to shoot. --Thomson.
8. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals. --Bacon.
9. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses. --Dickens.
10. Naut. To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
To shoot ahead, to pass or move quickly forward; to outstrip others.
1. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot. --Bacon.
One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk. --Drayton.
2. A young branch or growth.
Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring. --Evelyn.
3. A rush of water; a rapid.
4. Min. A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
5. Weaving A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
6. A shoat; a young hog.
n 1: a new branch
2: the act of shooting at targets; "they hold a shoot every
weekend during the summer"
v 1: hit with a missile from a weapon [syn: hit, pip]
2: kill by firing a missile [syn: pip]
3: fire a shot
4: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene";
"shoot a movie" [syn: film, take]
5: send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; "shoot a glance"
6: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the
yard" [syn: dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash]
7: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street";
"He came charging into my office" [syn: tear, shoot
down, charge, buck]
8: throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a
specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
9: record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of
the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
[syn: photograph, snap]
10: emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully;
"The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth"
11: cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg"
12: force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; "inject
hydrogen into the balloon" [syn: inject]
13: variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors;
14: throw dice, as in a crap game
15: spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's
inheritance" [syn: fritter, frivol away, dissipate,
fritter away, fool, fool away]
16: score; "shoot a basket"; "shoot a goal"
17: utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer"
18: measure the altitude of by using a sextant; "shoot a star"
19: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes
sprouted" [syn: spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon,
burgeon forth, sprout]
20: give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the
patient's vein" [syn: inject]