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Shot

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[n] the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
[n] the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
[n] (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot require good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
[n] the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"
[n] an informal word for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"
[n] an attempt to score in a game
[n] a blow hard enough to cause injury; "he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"; "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"
[n] a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
[n] an explosive charge used in blasting
[n] sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"
[n] an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera; "my snapshots haven't been developed yet"; "he tried to get unposed shots of his friends"
[n] an estimate based on little or no information
[n] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
[n] a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
[n] a person who shoots (as regards their ability); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
[n] a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"
[n] (informal) a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"
[adj] varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"

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