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shooting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of firing a projectile
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  2. noun killing someone by gunfire
    • when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies
  3. verb hit with a missile from a weapon
    shoot; pip; hit.
  4. verb kill by firing a missile
    shoot; pip.
  5. verb fire a shot
    shoot; blast.
    • the gunman blasted away
  6. verb make a film or photograph of something
    shoot; take; film.
    • take a scene
    • shoot a movie
  7. verb send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
    • shoot a glance
  8. verb run or move very quickly or hastily
    shoot; flash; dart; dash; scud; scoot.
    • She dashed into the yard
  9. verb move quickly and violently
    tear; shoot; charge; shoot down; buck.
    • The car tore down the street
    • He came charging into my office
  10. verb throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
    • shoot craps
    • shoot a golf ball
  11. verb record on photographic film
    snap; shoot; photograph.
    • I photographed the scene of the accident
    • She snapped a picture of the President
  12. verb emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully
    • The dragon shot fumes and flames out of its mouth
  13. verb cause a sharp and sudden pain in
    • The pain shot up her leg
  14. verb force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
    shoot; inject.
    • inject hydrogen into the balloon
  15. verb variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors
    • shoot cloth
  16. verb throw dice, as in a crap game
  17. verb spend frivolously and unwisely
    shoot; fool; fool away; fritter away; dissipate; frivol away; fritter.
    • Fritter away one's inheritance
  18. verb score
    • shoot a basket
    • shoot a goal
  19. verb utter fast and forcefully
    • She shot back an answer
  20. verb measure the altitude of by using a sextant
    • shoot a star
  21. verb produce buds, branches, or germinate
    shoot; bourgeon; sprout; spud; pullulate; burgeon forth; germinate.
    • the potatoes sprouted
  22. verb give an injection to
    shoot; inject.
    • We injected the glucose into the patient's vein

Shoot"ing noun
  1. The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light.
  2. A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting.
  3. A sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head.
Shoot"ing adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.

Webster 1913