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
informal 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

    like a shot

    ‘he would take the job like a shot’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    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

    informal

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

    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

    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
    British

    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

    British

    see the back of

    North American

    shuck off