Synonyms of 'shoot'
2 fireDictionary, launch, discharge
He shot an arrow into the air.
a huge gun designed to fire nuclear or chemical shells
A Delta II rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral early this morning.
He was tried for unlawfully and dangerously discharging a weapon.
The hardware can be used for projecting nuclear missiles.
Groups of angry youths hurled stones at police.
The woman flung the cup at him.
The rocket is designed to propel the spacecraft.
The stove emitted a cloud of evil-smelling smoke.
3 speedDictionary, race, rush
They had almost reached the boat when a figure shot past them.
The engine noise rises only slightly as I speed along.
They raced away out of sight.
Someone inside the building rushed out.
I flew downstairs.
The door flew open and she tore into the room.
Cars flashed by every few minutes.
Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
barrel (along) (informal , mainly US , Canadian)
I made some excuse and bolted towards the exit.
A meteorite streaked across the sky.
She darted away through the trees.
She whisked out of the room.
A car whizzed past.
A pretty young girl came hurtling down the stairs.
He scooted up the stairs.
burn rubber (informal)
4 filmDictionary, video, photograph
He'd love to shoot his film in Cuba.
sproutDictionary, branch, bud
This week saw the first pink shoots of the new season's crop.
Phrasal verbsshoot someone down
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To blast someone means to shoot them with a gun.
A son blasted his father to death.
Thesaurus for shoot from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone shoots a person or an animal, they kill them or injure them by firing a bullet or arrow at them.