Translation of "shoot" - English-German 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

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

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).

über eine Stromschnelle hinwegschießen
shoot up

to grow or increase rapidly

in die Höhe schießen
Prices have shot up.

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