the act of firing a gun; the sound this makes
The man fired several shots from his pistol.
Someone took a shot at the car.
We heard some shots in the distance.
a person who shoots a gun in a particular way (well, badly, etc.)
a large number of small metal balls that you fire together from a shotgun
a large stone or metal ball that was shot from a cannon or large gun in the past
a remark or an action that is usually one of a series, and is aimed against sb/sth that you are arguing or competing with
This statement was the opening shot in the argument.
The supermarket fired the first shot in a price war today.
the act of trying to do or achieve sth
The team are looking good for a shot at the title.
I've never produced a play before but I'll have a shot at it.
I'm willing to give it a shot .
Just give it your best shot (= try as hard as you can) and you'll be fine.
the action of hitting, kicking or throwing the ball in order to score a point or goal in a game
Taylor scored with a low shot into the corner of the net.
the heavy ball that is used in the sports competition called the shot-put
I got some good shots of people at the party.
scene in film/movie
a scene in a film/movie that is filmed continuously by one camera
the opening shot of a character walking across a desert
a small amount of a drug that is put into your body using a syringe
a flu shot (= to protect you against flu)
a shot of morphine
a small amount of a drink, especially a strong alcoholic one
a shot of whisky
an occasion when a spacecraft is sent into space
The space shot was shown live on television.
horse/dog in race
used with numbers
a horse, dog, etc. that has the particular chance of winning a race that is mentioned
The horse is a 10–1 shot.
very quickly and without hesitating
If I had the chance to go there, I'd go like a shot.
something that you say or do as a warning to sb about what might happen if they do not change, etc.
something that gives sb/sth the help or encouragement they need
an important person
to be the person who controls a situation
a guess; sth you do without knowing what the result will be
The figure he came up with was really just a shot in the dark.
an attempt or a guess that is not likely to be successful but is worth trying
It's a long shot, but it just might work.
a final remark, especially an unkind one, that sb makes as they leave
of cloth, hair, etc.
having another colour showing through or mixed with the main colour
in a very bad condition; destroyed
The brakes on this car are shot.
I'm shot─I'm too old for this job.
After the accident his nerves were shot to pieces .
to get rid of sb/sth so you no longer have the problems they cause
containing a lot of a particular colour, quality or feature
a voice shot through with emotion
These are all words for a picture that has been made using a camera.
any picture that has been made using a camera
a photograph of the house
Can I take a photograph ?
short form of photograph
We took some photos of the city.
photo or photograph?
These two words have the same meaning and are used in the same way, but photo is more informal and more common in spoken language.
We had our picture taken in front of the hotel.
Picture is generally only used with this meaning if it cannot be confused with another type of picture, for example a drawing or painting.
a photograph; this word focuses more on the process of producing the photograph, rather than the finished item
I tried to get a shot of him in the water.
an informal photograph that is taken quickly, and not by a professional photographer
a painting, drawing or photograph of a person, especially of the head and shoulders. A portrait photograph is usually done by a professional photographer in a formal way.
the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
the act of firing a projectile
- his shooting was slow but accurate
(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 requires good balance and tempo
- he left me an almost impossible shot
the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
- the nurse gave him a flu shot
informal words for any attempt or effort
- he gave it his best shot
- he took a stab at forecasting
an attempt to score in a game
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
a solid missile discharged from a firearm
- the shot buzzed past his ear
an explosive charge used in blasting
sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
- he trained at putting the shot
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
an estimate based on little or no information
近义词: guess,guesswork,guessing,dead reckoning
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
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
a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
- he is a crack shot
- a poor shooter
a small drink of liquor
- he poured a shot of whiskey
a chance to do something
- he wanted a shot at the champion
varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
- changeable taffeta
- chatoyant (or shot) silk
- a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent