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    Definition:
    Shoot - (n.) An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.
    Shoot - (v. i.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
    Shoot - (n.) The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.
    Shoot - (n.) A young branch or growth.
    Shoot - (n.) A rush of water; a rapid.
    Shoot - (n.) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
    Shoot - (n.) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
    Shoot - (n.) A shoat; a young hog.
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    Offshoot - (n.) That which shoots off or separates from a main stem, channel, family, race, etc.; as, the offshoots of a tree.
    Outshoot - (v. t.) To exceed or excel in shooting; to shoot beyond.
    Overshooting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Overshoot
    Overshoot - (v. t.) To shoot over or beyond.
    Overshoot - (v. t.) To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond.
    Overshoot - (v. t.) To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth.
    Overshoot - (v. i.) To fly beyond the mark.
    Plashoot - (n.) A hedge or fence formed of branches of trees interlaced, or plashed.
    Seven-shooter - (n.) A firearm, esp. a pistol, with seven barrels or chambers for cartridges, or one capable of firing seven shots without reloading.
    Sharpshooter - (n.) One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.
    Sharpshooting - (n.) A shooting with great precision and effect; hence, a keen contest of wit or argument.
    Shooting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shoot
    Shooter - (n.) One who shoots, as an archer or a gunner.
    Shooter - (n.) That which shoots.
    Shooter - (n.) A firearm; as, a five-shooter.
    Shooter - (n.) A shooting star.
    Shooting - (n.) The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light.
    Shooting - (n.) A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting.
    Shooting - (n.) A sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head.
    Shooting - (a.) Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.
    Shooty - (a.) Sprouting or coming up freely and regularly.
    Six-shooter - (n.) A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver.
    Starshoot - (n.) See Nostoc.
    Undershoot - (v. t.) To shoot short of (a mark).
    Upshoot - (v. i.) To shoot upward.
    Watershoot - (n.) A sprig or shoot from the root or stock of a tree.
    Watershoot - (n.) That which serves to guard from falling water; a drip or dripstone.
    Watershoot - (n.) A trough for discharging water.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Shoot - v. (past and past part. Shot) 1 a (also absol.) Cause (a weapon) to fire. B kill or wound with a bullet, arrow, etc. 2 send out, discharge, etc., esp. Swiftly. 3 (often foll. By out, along, forth, etc.) Come or go swiftly or vigorously. 4 a (of a plant etc.) Put forth buds etc. B (of a bud etc.) Appear. 5 hunt game etc. With a gun. 6 film or photograph. 7 (also absol.) Esp. Football a score (a goal). B take a shot at (the goal). 8 (of a boat) sweep swiftly down or under (a bridge, rapids, etc.). 9 (usu. Foll. By through, up, etc.) (of a pain) seem to stab. 10 (often foll. By up; also absol.) Slang inject (a drug). n. 1 a young branch or sucker. B new growth of a plant. 2 a hunting party, expedition, etc. B land shot over for game. 3 = *chute1. int. Colloq. Invitation to ask questions etc. shoot down 1 kill by shooting. 2 cause (an aircraft etc.) To crash by shooting. 3 argue effectively against. Shoot one's bolt colloq. Do all that is in one's power. Shoot one's mouth off slang talk too much or indiscreetly. Shoot up 1 grow rapidly. 2 rise suddenly. 3 terrorize by indiscriminate shooting. The whole shoot (or the whole shooting match) colloq. Everything. [old english]
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    Bamboo shoot - n. Young shoot of bamboo, eaten as a vegetable.
    Offshoot - n. 1 side-shoot or branch. 2 derivative.
    Overshoot - v. (past and past part. -shot) 1 pass or send beyond (a target or limit). 2 fly beyond or taxi too far along (the runway) when landing or taking off. overshoot the mark go beyond what is intended or proper.
    Peashooter - n. Small tube for blowing dried peas through as a toy.
    Sharpshooter - n. Skilled marksman.
    Shooting-brake - n. Archaic estate car.
    Shooting star - n. Small rapidly moving meteor.
    Shooting-stick - n. Walking-stick with a foldable seat.
    Six-shooter - n. (also six-gun) revolver with six chambers.
    Troubleshooter - n. 1 mediator in a dispute. 2 person who traces and corrects faults in machinery or in an organization etc. troubleshooting n.
    Undershoot - v. (past and past part. -shot) land short of (a runway etc.).

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