Meaning of SHOT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃɒt ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Shot is the past tense and past participle of shoot .
A shot is an act of firing a gun.
He had murdered Perceval at point blank range with a single shot...
A man fired a volley of shots at them.
Someone who is a good shot can shoot well. Someone who is a bad shot cannot shoot well.
He was not a particularly good shot because of his eyesight.
N-COUNT : adj N
In sports such as football, golf, or tennis, a shot is an act of kicking, hitting, or throwing the ball, especially in an attempt to score a point.
He had only one shot at goal.
A shot is a photograph or a particular sequence of pictures in a film.
...a shot of a fox peering from the bushes...
If you have a shot at something, you attempt to do it. ( INFORMAL )
The heavyweight champion will be given a shot at Holyfield’s world title.
N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N at n
A shot of a drug is an injection of it.
He administered a shot of Nembutal.
N-COUNT : usu N of n
A shot of a strong alcoholic drink is a small glass of it. ( AM )
...a shot of vodka.
If you give something your best shot , you do it as well as you possibly can. ( INFORMAL )
I don’t expect to win. But I am going to give it my best shot.
PHRASE : V inflects
The person who calls the shots is in a position to tell others what to do.
The directors call the shots and nothing happens without their say-so.
PHRASE : V inflects
If you do something like a shot , you do it without any delay or hesitation. ( INFORMAL )
I heard the key turn in the front door and I was out of bed like a shot...
PHRASE : PHR after v
If you describe something as a long shot , you mean that it is unlikely to succeed, but is worth trying.
The deal was a long shot, but Bagley had little to lose...
PHRASE : v-link PHR
People sometimes use the expression by a long shot to emphasize the opinion they are giving.
The missile-reduction treaty makes sweeping cuts, but the arms race isn’t over by a long shot.
PHRASE [ emphasis ]
If something is shot through with an element or feature, it contains a lot of that element or feature.
This is an argument shot through with inconsistency.
PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n
a shot in the dark: see dark
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006