Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shoot”

shoot

verb
 
 
/ʃuːt/ (past tense and past participle shot)
INJURE [T] B1 to injure or kill a person or animal by firing a bullet from a gun at them: [often passive] He was robbed and then shot in the stomach. An innocent bystander was shot dead in the incident.Handguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
FIRE BULLET [I, T] B1 to fire a bullet from a gun: Don't shoot!Handguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
SPORT [I] B1 to try to score points in sports such as football by hitting, kicking, or throwing the ball towards the goalGeneral terms used in ball sports
shoot across/out/up, etc to move somewhere very quickly: She shot across the road without looking.Moving quickly
FILM [T] to use a camera to record a film or take a photograph: [often passive] Most of the film was shot in Italy.PhotographyProduction, direction and recording
(Definition of shoot verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “shoot” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

yo

used as an informal greeting between people who know each other or as an expression of approval

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More