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shoot

verb [I or T] (WEAPON)    /ʃuːt/ (shot, shot)
B1 to fire a bullet or an arrow, or to hit, injure, or kill a person or animal by firing a bullet or arrow at them: If he's not armed, don't shoot. The kids were shooting arrows at a target. She was shot three times in the head. He has a licence to shoot pheasants on the farmer's land. [+ obj + adj ] A policeman was shot dead in the city centre last night. The troops were told to shoot to kill.Guns shooter     /ˈʃuː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ noun [C] He's thought to be the best shooter in the league.General terms used in ball sports
(Definition of shoot verb (WEAPON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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