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shoot

Definition of shoot:

part of speech: noun

A young branch issuing from the main stock; an inclined plane down which timber, coal, & c., are caused to shoot or slide; a narrow passage in a river through which the water rushes rapidly; among miners, a vein running in the same direction as the strata in which it occurs.

part of speech: verb

To let fly or discharge anything with such force as to cause it to pass through the air; to send off with sudden force; to dart; to discharge, as form a gun; to maim or kill by letting off a gun; to perform the act of shooting; to pass, as an arrow or a ball; to throw or send out, as a branch; to thrust forth; to bud or sprout; to grow rapidly; to discharge, as earth or rubbish from a cart, & c.

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To return to the thoughts or mind; to have recourse to; to occur at a stated interval, or according to some established rule. ...

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