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ShootShoot 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
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. ShootShoot Shoot, n. [F. chute. See Chute. Confused with shoot to
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.]
To take a shoot, to pass through a shoot instead of the
main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.]
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
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.
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