Synonyms of shot in English

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noun

1‘a shot rang out’

SYNONYMS

report, crack, bang, blast, explosion, discharge

gunfire

2‘the cannon have run out of shot’

SYNONYMS

ball, bullet, cannonball, slug, projectile

pellets, ammunition

3‘his partner pulled off a winning backhand shot’

SYNONYMS

stroke, hit, strike

kick, throw, pitch, roll, bowl, lob, fling, hurl, shot-put

4‘Mike was an excellent shot’

SYNONYMS

marksman, markswoman, shooter, rifleman

rare shootist

5‘here's a shot of us on holiday’

SYNONYMS

photograph, photo, snap, snapshot, picture, likeness, image, portrait, study, print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enprint, enlargement

6‘it's nice to get a shot at steering’

SYNONYMS

attempt, try, effort, endeavour

turn, chance, opportunity

guess

go, stab, crack, bash, whack

formal essay

7‘you need typhoid and cholera shots’

SYNONYMS

injection, inoculation, immunization, vaccination, revaccination, booster

venepuncture

informal jab, fix, hype


Synonyms of shot in English

: shot1shot2

shot2


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adjective

1‘shot silk’

SYNONYMS

variegated, mottled, watered, moiré

multicoloured, many-coloured, varicoloured

iridescent, opalescent, lustrous, shimmering


Phrases

    a shot in the arm

      ‘the improvements will provide a shot in the arm for thousands of small businesses’

      SYNONYMS

      boost, fillip, pick-me-up, tonic, stimulus, spur, push, impetus, encouragement

      ANTONYMS

      blow

    a shot in the dark

      ‘Cunliffe admitted that his figure was little more than a shot in the dark’

      SYNONYMS

      guess, random guess, wild guess, surmise, supposition, conjecture, speculation, theorizing

    like a shot

      ‘he would take the job like a shot’

      SYNONYMS

      without hesitation, unhesitatingly, very willingly, eagerly, enthusiastically, gladly

      immediately, at once, right away, right now, quickly, straight away, instantly, instantaneously, directly, forthwith, promptly, without delay

      in a flash, like a flash, before one can say Jack Robinson, before one can say knife

    not by a long shot

      ‘he is not yet out of the woods, not by a long shot’

      SYNONYMS

      by no means, by no manner of means, not at all, in no way, not in the least, not in the slightest, not the least bit, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not, on no account, under no circumstances

      British

      not by a long chalk

      informal

      no way

    get shot of

      ‘the group also got shot of its brewing interests’

      SYNONYMS

      dispose of, do away with, throw away, throw out, toss out, clear out, discard, scrap, remove, dispense with, lose, dump, bin, unload, jettison, dismiss, expel, eject, weed out, root out

      get rid of, chuck, chuck away, ditch, junk, get shut of

      see the back of

      North American

      shuck off