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English definition of “shot”


noun (FILM)    /ʃɒt/ US  /ʃɑːt/
B2 [C] a photograph: I got/took some really good shots of the harbour at sunset.Photography [C] a short piece in a film in which there is a single action or a short series of actionsCinema - general words
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