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be shot

1. To be physically, mentally, or emotionally exhausted. After two hours in the gym and another hour swimming, I was shot by the time I got home. I'm already pretty shot from writing essays, and I still have another one to write for tomorrow.
2. To be in a bad condition or totally destroyed. I wish I could have the repairs finished sooner, but I'm afraid your engine's shot. Between dealing with mounting debt, my four children, and my recent divorce, my nerves are pretty shot at the moment.
3. To be filmed. The surprise independent hit was shot on a budget of less than $100,000.
4. Of resources, money, etc., to be wasted, spent, or used up. I can't believe my entire budget for a week in Las Vegas was shot in the first day!
See also: shot

be (all) ˈshot (to ˈpieces)

(informal) be destroyed or in very bad condition: All my dreams were shot to pieces when I heard the news.This engine’s totally shot. I’ll have to get a new one.
See also: 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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THE ex-partner of I'm A Celebrity star Rebekah Vardy today brands her Britain's pushiest WAG and blasts: "I'm glad I am shot of her.
I enter a glass and steel elevator attached to the rock face like a monstrous erector set and am shot 800 feet into the air where I step out into a different reality.
His tweet, "If I am shot in the middle of the street, it is because of my ideas," tells us a lot.
Another clearly terrified prisoner told the reporter: ``I come to shoot only if I am shot at.
As a resident of the nations capital, population 589,000 and diminishing as fast as people can reload, I am considering which of my photos I want the paper to run when I am shot," he began one column.