Synonyms of shot in English

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1‘a shot rang out’

report, crack, bang, blast, explosion, discharge

2‘the cannon have run out of shot’

ball, bullet, cannonball, slug, projectile
pellets, ammunition

3‘his partner pulled off a winning backhand shot’

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

4‘Mike was an excellent shot’

marksman, markswoman, shooter, rifleman
rare shootist

5‘here's a shot of us on holiday’

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’

attempt, try, effort, endeavour
turn, chance, opportunity
informal go, stab, crack, bash, whack
formal essay

7‘you need typhoid and cholera shots’

injection, inoculation, immunization, vaccination, revaccination, booster
Medicine venepuncture
informal jab, fix, hype

Synonyms of shot in English

: shot1shot2


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1‘shot silk’

variegated, mottled, watered, moiré
multicoloured, many-coloured, varicoloured
iridescent, opalescent, lustrous, shimmering


    like a shot

    ‘he would take the job like a shot’

    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’

    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’

    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
    a shot in the arm

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

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


    get shot of

    ‘the group also got shot of its brewing interests’

    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