Definition of 'shoot'
Example sentences containing 'shoot'
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Suddenly he just shot back and landed in a heap. The Sun (2012)They shot the steamy scenes wearing just their boxer shorts. The Sun (2012)Three attackers blew themselves up and the fourth was shot dead. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some appeared to have been shot at close range in the head. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The immigrant was in a flat with a woman when the police shot him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Just one marine was hurt when he was shot in the hand. The Sun (2007) They shot the wrong man for the wrong reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The little one was shot straight through the head. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is beautifully shot and directed. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'shoot'
British English: shoot /ʃuːt/ VERB
To shoot a person or animal means to kill or injure them by firing a gun at them.
A man was shot dead during the robbery.
- American English: shoot
- Arabic: يُطْلِقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: disparar arma
- Chinese: 射击
- Croatian: upucati
- Czech: postřelit
- Danish: skyde
- Dutch: schieten
- European Spanish: disparar
- Finnish: ampua
- French: tirer fusil
- German: schießen
- Greek: πυροβολώ
- Italian: sparare
- Japanese: 撃つ
- Korean: (...을...으로) 쏘다
- Norwegian: skyte
- Polish: wystrzelić
- European Portuguese: disparar arma
- Romanian: a împușca
- Russian: стрелять
- Spanish: disparar
- Swedish: skjuta avlossa skott
- Thai: ยิง
- Turkish: ateş etmek
- Ukrainian: застрелити
- Vietnamese: bắn súng
Definition of shoot from the Collins English Dictionary
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