shoot

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃuːt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃut/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sho̅o̅t)


Inflections of 'shoot' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
shoots
v 3rd person singular
shooting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
shot
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
shot
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

shoot

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. shoot a [deer, robber, target]
  2. shot and [hit, killed] a [deer]
  3. shoot [a rifle, guns]
  4. shoot at a [deer]
  5. shoot down the [enemy, soldiers, robber, plane, helicopter]
  6. shot the [enemy] down
  7. shooting back at the [enemy]
  8. ordered (them) to shoot on sight
  9. shoot to kill
  10. shot off his [foot, finger, face]
  11. [stopped, took aim] and shot
  12. just shoot me
  13. shot up the [car, house, store]
  14. shot the [ball, puck] into the net
  15. shoot [photos, videos] (of)
  16. shooting a [movie, commercial]
  17. shoot on location
  18. the [movie, film] begins shooting [on, in]
  19. the [movie, documentary, film, commercial] was shot in [Prague, on location]
  20. shot [lava, debris, gases, water] into the air
  21. shot me a [glance, look]
  22. shoot questions at the [coach, president, senator, teacher]
  23. pain was shooting down my [arm, leg]
  24. shoot [drugs, heroine]
  25. shoot the rapids
  26. shoot craps
  27. vulgar, slang, US: shoot the sh*t with him
  28. (just) shooting the breeze
  29. shoot through the [wall, glass]
  30. shot out (of) the [window, door]
  31. shot out through the [window]
  32. shot across the [sky, lawn]
  33. shoot down [the road, river, stream]
  34. sexually explicit, slang: shot his load
  35. that's what I'm shooting for
n
  1. a [photo, calendar, fashion, movie, magazine] shoot
  2. [direct, organize, set up, retake] a [photo] shoot
  3. a [grouse, fox, hunting] shoot
  4. [take part in, organize] a rifle shoot
  5. botany: [green, growing, new] shoots
  6. botany: [nip, trim, cut, remove] the shoots
  7. shoots and [stems, branches, thorns]
  8. [signs, reports] of green shoots in the economy
  9. [bean, bamboo] shoots
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