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shot

1. n. a try at something. Go ahead. Give it another shot.
2. mod. exhausted; ruined. Here’s your pen back. It’s shot anyway.
3. n. a rocket launching. The shot was canceled because of the weather.
4. n. a small or quickly drunk drink of liquor, usually whiskey. He stopped at every bar on the strip for a quick shot.
5. n. an injection of drugs. Just one shot of that stuff and you’re hooked for life.
6. mod. alcohol intoxicated. They are a little noisy, I guess, but after all they are shot—you know, plastered.
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Thus exhorted, Hubert resumed his place, and not neglecting the caution which he had received from his adversary, he made the necessary allowance for a very light air of wind, which had just arisen, and shot so successfully that his arrow alighted in the very centre of the target.
Thou canst not mend that shot, Locksley,'' said the Prince, with an insulting smile.
The rest of the fight had already gone over the island, a wild crescendo of shots and yells and smashing uproar.
Suddenly the explanation leaped to his mind--his antagonist was coolly taking these terrible chances in the hope that he would receive no staggering wound from any of De Coude's three shots.
De Coude is accredited with being a master with the sword, and a splendid shot.
Tiring of the endless circling, Sheldon tried once more to advance directly on his foe, but the latter was too crafty, taking advantage of his boldness to fire a couple of shots at him, and slipping away on some changed and continually changing course.
The latter dodged behind a palm trunk, counting the shots, and when the eighth had been fired he rushed in on the wounded man.
You've got to give the nigger first shot, or else the government calls it murder and you go to Fiji.
The shots died down as the magazines were emptied, until, quickly, there was no more shooting.
They laughed at the unexpected eruption of apples, and clapped their hands in applause of the long shot by the man with the ginger beard.
We then ascertained, by counting the cartridges, that the assassin had fired two shots.
There was the report of four shots, and like swallows the snipe turned swift somersaults in the air and vanished from sight.
And if old Nutcombe hadn't happened to slice his approach shots he would never have put him under an obligation.
To tell the truth, Phineas had been a hearty, two-fisted backwoodsman, a vigorous hunter, and a dead shot at a buck; but, having wooed a pretty Quakeress, had been moved by the power of her charms to join the society in his neighborhood; and though he was an honest, sober, and efficient member, and nothing particular could be alleged against him, yet the more spiritual among them could not but discern an exceeding lack of savor in his developments.
If there's any- body with you, let him keep back -- if he shows him- self he'll be shot.