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Meaning of “shot” - Learner’s Dictionary

shot

noun [C]     /ʃɒt/
GUN
B2 the action of firing a bullet from a gun: Three shots were fired.Handguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
SPORT
B2 an attempt to score points in sports such as football by hitting or throwing the ball: Good shot!General terms used in ball sports
PHOTOGRAPH
B2 a photograph: I got a good shot of them leaving the hotel together.Photography
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.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
MEDICINE
an amount of medicine put into the body with a special needle: I took the dog to the vet for his shots.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
DRINK
a small amount of a strong alcoholic drink: a shot of whiskyAlcohol - general wordsMeasurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volume
→  See also long shot , like a shot , a shot in the dark
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