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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoot  \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. 
  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. 
  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoot  \Shoot\,  n.  [F.  chute.  See  {Chute}.  Confused  with  shoot  to 
  let  fly.] 
  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.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoot  \Shoot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shot};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shooting}.  The  old  participle  {Shotten}  is  obsolete.  See 
  {Shotten}.]  [OE.  shotien,  schotien  AS  scotian,  v.  i., 
  sce['o]tan;  akin  to  D.  schieten  G.  schie?en,  OHG.  sciozan 
  Icel.  skj?ta,  Sw  skjuta  Dan.  skyde;  cf  Skr.  skund  to  jump. 
  [root]159.  Cf  {Scot}  a  contribution,  {Scout}  to  reject, 
  {Scud},  {Scuttle},  v.  i.,  {Shot},  {Sheet},  {Shut},  {Shuttle}, 
  {Skittish},  {Skittles}.] 
  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 
  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 
  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. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoot  \Shoot\,  n. 
  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. 
  One  underneath  his  horse  to  get  a  shoot  doth  stalk. 
  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.  --Knight. 
  5.  (Weaving)  A  weft  thread  shot  through  the  shed  by  the 
  shuttle;  a  pick 
  6.  [Perh.  a  different  word.]  A  shoat;  a  young  hog. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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:  play  a  shot;  hit  a  ball;  as  in  golf,  hockey,  etc 
  9:  record  on  photographic  film"I  photographed  the  scene  of  the 
  accident"  [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  shooting  pain 
  12:  force  or  drive  (a  fluid  or  gas)  into  by  piercing;  "inject 
  hydrogen  into  the  balloon"  [syn:  {inject}] 
  13:  spend  frivolously  and  unwisely;  "Fritter  away  one's 
  inheritance"  [syn:  {fritter},  {frivol  away},  {dissipate}, 
  {fritter  away},  {fool},  {fool  away}] 
  14:  produce  buds,  branches,  or  germinate;  of  plants  [syn:  {spud}, 
  {germinate},  {pullulate},  {bourgeon},  {burgeon  forth},  {sprout}] 
  15:  give  an  injection  to  "We  injected  the  glucose  into  the 
  patient's  vein"  [syn:  {inject}] 

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