(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. propelled, struck (see propulsion); interspersed, interwoven. —n. bullet, ball, pellet; discharge, stroke, attempt; slang, injection, inoculation, hypodermic, hypo. See arms, remedy.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. killed, injured, struck; see attacked .
1. [An act of shooting]
Syn. firing, igniting, blasting, setting off, taking aim, sighting a target, pulling the trigger, discharge, loosing, letting fly; see also gunfire , shooting 1 .
2. [A flying missile]
Syn. bullet, ball, pellet, lead, projectile, buckshot, grapeshot.
3. [An opportunity to shoot]
Syn. range, line of fire, reach, distance, chance, turn.
4. [One who shoots]
Syn. gunner, huntsman, marksman, hunter, rifleman.
5. [A loud sudden noise]
Syn. crack, report, blast, discharge, explosion; see also noise 1 .
call the shots*,
Syn. direct, control, supervise; see command 2 , manage 1 .
have or [m1]take a shot at*,
Syn. endeavor, attempt, do one's best at; see try 1 .
like a shot*,
Syn. rapidly, speedily, like a bat out of hell*; see fast 1 , quickly .
shot in the arm*,
Syn. help, boost, booster, assistance; see aid 1 , encouragement 2 .
Syn. ruined, broken, worn out, exhausted, spent, kaput*.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. discharge firing, blast, detonation, crack.
2. bullet buckshot, birdshot, slug, ball, pellet, BB.
3. marksman
4. throw toss, pitch.
5. try attempt, turn, effort, chance, go, *crack, *stab, *the old college try.
6. injection innoculation.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Informal. A trying to do or make something: attempt, crack, effort, endeavor, essay, go, offer, stab, trial, try. Slang: take. Archaic: assay. See TRY. 2. Informal A brief trial: crack, go, stab, try. Informal: fling, whack, whirl. See TRY. 3. Informal. A favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances: break, chance, occasion, opening, opportunity. See LUCK. 4. A small amount of liquor: dram, drop, jigger, sip, tot1. Informal: nip2, slug1. Slang: snort. See BIG, INGESTION.

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