[ verb ] (arms) hit with a missile from a weapon
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
He was also at_the_same_time gaining practical experience as a safe_breaker and highwayman , and learning how to shoot to kill from a Neanderthal convicted murderer named Gene_Geary , later committed to Chester_Asylum as a homicidal maniac , but whose eyes misted with tears when the young Dion sang a ballad about an Irish mother in his clear and syrupy tenor .(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)
Only those actually with Payne when he was shot , or who had left the party within not more_than five minutes ( make five arbitrary ) positively had none .
They had been with Payne when he was shot , could not therefore have shot him from above .
They had been with Payne when he was shot , could not therefore have shot him from above .(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
`` My God , I 'm shot '' !
[ verb ] (arms) kill by firing a missile
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
The former county school_superintendent , George_P._Callan , shot himself to death March 18 , four days after he resigned his post in a dispute with the county school_board .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The robbers run from the hide-out , take cover in a wooded declivity , and are shot dead by the posse .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
In_fact it has caused us to give serious thought to moving our residence south , because it is not easy for the most objective Southerner to sit calmly by when his host is telling a roomful of people that the only way to deal with Southerners who oppose integration is to send in troops and shoot the bastards down .(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)
They were reluctant to appoint sheriffs to protect the property , thus running_the_risk of creating disturbances such_as that on the Vermejo , and yet the cowboys protested that they got no salary for arresting cattle_thieves and running_the_risk of being shot .
He was promised that no harm would befall him if he would come_out , but he cursed and replied that he would shoot any man coming_near the door .
[ verb ] (arms) fire a shot
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
He just shot at the board and_then drew circles around the holes to form a bull's-eye .(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
They are willing to settle , however , in anything that offers pheasants to shoot at and peasants to work_at .(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
A trained marksman shooting five rounds at a target , all under practically the same conditions , may hit the bull's-eye from 0 to 5 times .
In the marksmanship example , a trial consists_of `` one round shot at a target '' with outcome either one bull's-eye ( success ) or none ( failure ) .(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He 'd shoot at anything if it was the rear_end of a horse or his own sentry .
[ verb ] (photography,film) make a film or photograph of something
"take a scene" "shoot a movie"
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Each scene is shot straight through , as had been the universal custom , from a camera fixed in a single position , but in the outdoor scenes , especially in the capture and destruction of the outlaws , Porter 's camera position breaks , necessarily , with the camera position standard until then , which had been , roughly , that of a spectator in a center orchestra seat at a play .
If , as a home_movie maker , you shoot the inevitable footage of your child taking its first steps , you have merely recorded an historical event .
[ verb ] run or move very quickly or hastily
"She dashed into the yard"
Used in print(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
Pain shout up Curt 's arm clear to the shoulder , but Jess seemed hardly aware that he had been hit .
[ verb ] send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
"shoot a glance"
[ verb ] (photography) record on photographic film
"I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
In her first song she waved away one encroaching photographer who dared approach the throne unbidden and thereafter the boys with the cameras had_to unsheathe their 300 mm. lenses and shoot at extreme range .
[ verb ] (sport) throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
"shoot craps" "shoot a golf ball"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
The world 's best golfer , shooting below par , came to the last hole of the opening round of the Los_Angeles_open with every intention of delivering a final crusher .
[ verb ] emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
"The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth."
[ verb ] variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
[ verb ] measure the altitude of by using a sextant
"shoot a star"
[ verb ] utter fast and forcefully
"She shot back an answer"
[ verb ] cause a sharp and sudden pain in
"The pain shot up her leg"