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We were ordered not to shoot until he gave the signal.
They were shooting at bottles on a wall.
The police officers had instructions to shoot the kidnapper on sight.
It’s not clear whether they were shooting to kill.
The man was shot in the head as he left the bar.
Two of our officers were shot dead.
The victim had been shot at close range.
She shot the ball from the foul line and scored her first point.
He hasn’t been shooting very well this season.
The car shot across the road at high speed.
They could see flames shooting into the air.
I shot a nervous glance at my partner.
Reporters were shooting questions at us.
The book has shot straight to the top of the bestseller list.
an appearance that shot her to stardom overnight
We’re going to start shooting early tomorrow morning.
All the outdoor scenes were shot on location in Wyoming.
He’s a fast-talking interviewer who shoots from the hip.
The government seems to have shot itself in the foot over this issue.
This is the American English definition of shoot. View British English definition of shoot.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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