Meaning of “shot” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ʃɒt/

B2 the action of firing a bullet from a gun:

Three shots were fired.

B2 an attempt to score points in sports such as football by hitting or throwing the ball:

Good shot!

B2 a photograph:

I got a good shot of them leaving the hotel together.
give sth a shot; have/take a shot at sth informal

to try to do something, often for the first time:

I've never played football, but I'll give it a shot.
They might have a shot at the World Championships next year.

an amount of medicine put into the body with a special needle:

I took the dog to the vet for his shots.

a small amount of a strong alcoholic drink:

a shot of whisky

(Definition of “shot noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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