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English definition of “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 or it: 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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