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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
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