shot

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɒt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃɑt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shot)


Inflections of 'shot' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
shot
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Collective plural for ammunition only—e.g. "The general ensured the troops had plenty of shot.")
shots
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All other usages)
From the verb shoot: (⇒ conjugate)
shot is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Inflections of 'shot' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
shots
v 3rd person singular
shotting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
shotted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
shotted
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

shot

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. heard [gun, rifle, machine gun] shots
  2. [killed, hit, wounded, maimed] by a shot
  3. [killed] by a shot to the head
  4. managed to [dodge, avoid] the shots
  5. the [police, officer, soldier] fired a warning shot
  6. [aimed, took] a shot at the [suspect, enemy]
  7. shots were [fired, heard] in the street
  8. a [hard, soft, long, good, bad, powerful] shot
  9. an [awful, excellent, accurate] shot
  10. the shot [rebounded, ricocheted, bounced] off the [backboard, side, defender]
  11. the shot went [in, wide, over]
  12. his shot hit the [post, crossbar, bar]
  13. the goalkeeper [saved, blocked, parried] the shot
  14. take a shot on goal
  15. take a shot at the [question, answer]
  16. the [chance, possibility, idea] is a long shot
  17. (not) by a long shot
  18. It's a long shot, but...
  19. it's a shot in the dark
  20. that was a cheap shot
  21. a [long, close-up, camera] shot
  22. [get, have] [tetanus, rabies, yellow fever, flu, your] shots
  23. need my [yearly, annual] shots
  24. a shot of [rum, whiskey, tequila]
  25. a [whiskey] shot
  26. drinking shots
n as adj
  1. a shot glass
adj
  1. my [brakes, tires] are shot
  2. am shot after that [project, workout, performance]
  3. my nerves are shot with your [behavior, bad language]
  4. my patience is shot with you
  5. the [dress, sky] was shot with [gold, stars]
  6. the [cloth, fabric] was shot through with [gold, flecks]
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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