Translation of "shoot" - English-French dictionary


verb /ʃuːt/ (past tense, past participle shot /ʃot/)

(often with at) to send or fire (bullets, arrows etc) from a gun, bow etc

The enemy were shooting at us
He shot an arrow through the air.

to hit or kill with a bullet, arrow etc

tirer; fusiller
He went out to shoot pigeons
He was sentenced to be shot at dawn.

to direct swiftly and suddenly

She shot them an angry glance.

to move swiftly

(s’)élancer; projeter
He shot out of the room
The pain shot up his leg
The force of the explosion shot him across the room.

to take (usually moving) photographs (for a film)

That film was shot in Spain
We will start shooting next week.

to kick or hit at a goal in order to try to score

He shot from just outside the penalty box.

to kill (game birds etc) for sport.

shoot down

to hit (a plane) with eg a shell and cause it to crash

They shot down one of the enemy planes.
shoot rapids

to pass through rapids (in a canoe).

franchir des rapides
shoot up

to grow or increase rapidly

monter en flèche
Prices have shot up.

(Translation of “shoot” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)