Shot in a sentence as a noun

It was not a missed shot at the trash can, it was just blithely dropped on the floor.

We shouldn't daydream of a day when those problems get artificially unsolved so we can have another shot at them.

These companies would prefer you rot in the dark, than to lose one bit of profit.- Three, if one of these devices is not 100% perfect, it gets shot down and banned from the market.

You get a shot for a few days that kicks up your normal bodily process of bone marrow production into overdrive, to the point where bone marrow cells enter your bloodstream.

We basically have one shot, per body in the solar system, to find an example of life with an independent abiogenesis point.

Shot in a sentence as an adjective

You don't have to give up your life to the government—it's possible to help in short-term rotations—but this is the best shot we have in a long time to change the way our government works.

Paragraph 14 on page 34 is pretty typical: It says, in effect, "you'd better take your best shot at contesting this rejection now, Apple, because the next time around it will be a final rejection."7.

And _all_ of that interest was shot dead due to attempts to own identity by enforcing the use of real names[1].There are very real reasons why "average" people need alternate identities online.

But, exclusivity aside, the value of the photo also has nothing to do with how much it cost the photographer to take each shot at the margin, and it has nothing to do with the cost to make each marginal sale.

Shot definitions


the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"

See also: shooting


a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"

See also: pellet


(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"

See also: stroke


a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"

See also: crack


a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"

See also: shooter


a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

See also: scene


the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; "the nurse gave him a flu shot"

See also: injection


a small drink of liquor; "he poured a shot of whiskey"


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"

See also: shaft slam barb jibe gibe


an estimate based on little or no information

See also: guess guesswork guessing


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"

See also: snapshot snap


sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put; "he trained at putting the shot"


an explosive charge used in blasting


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"


an attempt to score in a game


informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

See also: stab


the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

See also: blastoff


varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"

See also: changeable chatoyant iridescent