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Shot vs. Swig

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Shotadjective

(colloquial) Worn out or broken.

‘The rear axle will have to be replaced. It's shot.’;

Swigverb

To drink usually by gulping or in a greedy or unrefined manner; to quaff.

‘That sailor can swig whisky with the best of 'em.’;

Shotadjective

(of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.

‘The cloak was shot through with silver threads.’;

Swigverb

(obsolete) To suck.

Shotadjective

Tired, weary.

‘I have to go to bed now; I'm shot.’;

Swigverb

(nautical) To take up the last bit of slack in rigging by taking a single turn around a cleat, then hauling on the line above and below the cleat while keeping tension on the line.

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Shotadjective

Discharged, cleared, or rid of something.

Swignoun

(obsolete) Drink, liquor.

Shotadjective

Scarred silly or crazy of something or someone usually due to a traumatic experience with said fear.

‘This man is wolf shot from seeing too many horror movies with wolves in them, so much so that even the mention of the word "wolf" makes him run in terror and that need committed to the insane asylum.’;

Swignoun

(by extension) A long draught from a drink.

Shotnoun

The result of launching a projectile or bullet.

‘The shot was wide off the mark.’;

Swignoun

(obsolete) A person who drinks deeply.

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Shotnoun

(sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.

‘They took the lead on a last-minute shot.’;

Swignoun

(nautical) A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.

Shotnoun

(athletics) The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.

‘The shot flew twenty metres, and nearly landed on the judge's foot.’;

Swignoun

Warm beer flavoured with spices, lemon, etc.

Shotnoun

(uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.

Swigverb

To drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.

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Shotnoun

Metal balls (or similar) used as ammunition; not necessarily small.

Swigverb

To suck.

‘The lambkins swig the teat.’;

Shotnoun

(referring to one's skill at firing a gun) Someone who shoots (a gun) regularly

‘I brought him hunting as he's a good shot.’; ‘He'd make a bad soldier as he's a lousy shot.’;

Swigverb

To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly with a string, so that they mortify and slough off.

Shotnoun

An opportunity or attempt.

‘I'd like just one more shot at winning this game.’;

Swigverb

To pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.

Shotnoun

A remark or comment, especially one which is critical or insulting.

Swignoun

A long draught.

Shotnoun

A punch or other physical blow.

Swignoun

A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.

Shotnoun

A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle, equivalent to about 44 milliliters; 1.5 ounces. ("pony shot"= 30 milliliters; 1 fluid ounce)

‘I'd like a shot of whisky in my coffee.’;

Swignoun

A beverage consisting of warm beer flavored with spices, lemon, etc.

Shotnoun

A single serving of espresso.

Swignoun

a large and hurried swallow;

‘he finished it at a single gulp’;

Shotnoun

A single unbroken sequence of photographic film exposures, or the digital equivalent; an unedited sequence of frames.

‘We got a good shot of the hummingbirds mating.’;

Swigverb

strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat;

‘He slugged me so hard that I passed out’;

Shotnoun

A vaccination or injection.

‘I went to the doctor to get a shot for malaria.’;

Swigverb

to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught;

‘The men gulped down their beers’;

Shotnoun

A home run that scores one, two, or three runs (a four run home run is usually referred to as a grand slam).

‘His solo shot in the seventh inning ended up winning the game.’;

Shotnoun

(US federal prison system) Written documentation of a behavior infraction.

Shotnoun

(fisheries) A cast of one or more nets.

Shotnoun

(fisheries) A place or spot for setting nets.

Shotnoun

(fisheries) A single draft or catch of fish made.

Shotnoun

A charge to be paid, a scot or shout.

‘Drink up. It's his shot.’;

Shotverb

simple past tense and past participle of shoot

Shotverb

(transitive) To load (a gun) with shot.

Shotinterjection

Thank you.

Shot

imp. & p. p. of Shoot.

Shotadjective

Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See Shoot, v. t., 8.

Shotnoun

A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.

‘Here no shots are where all shares be.’; ‘A man is never . . . welcome to a place till some certain shot be paid and the hostess say "Welcome."’;

Shotnoun

The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.

‘He caused twenty shot of his greatest cannon to be made at the king's army.’;

Shotnoun

A missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet; specifically, whatever is discharged as a projectile from firearms or cannon by the force of an explosive.

Shotnoun

Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, - used chiefly as the projectiles in shotguns for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.

Shotnoun

The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown; as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon shot.

Shotnoun

A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.

Shotnoun

A cast of a net.

Shotnoun

A spherical weight, to be put, or thrown, in competition for distance.

Shotnoun

A stroke, throw, or other action to propel a ball or other game piece in certain games, as in billiards, hockey, basketball, curling, etc.; also, a move, as in chess.

Shotnoun

A guess; conjecture; also, an attempt.

Shotverb

To load with shot, as a gun.

Shotnoun

an attempt to score in a game

Shotnoun

(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand;

‘it took two strokes to get out of the bunker’; ‘a good shot require good balance and tempo’; ‘he left me an almost impossible shot’;

Shotnoun

the act of firing a projectile;

‘his shooting was slow but accurate’;

Shotnoun

a chance to do something;

‘he wanted a shot at the champion’;

Shotnoun

the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe;

‘the nurse gave him a flu shot’;

Shotnoun

a solid missile discharged from a firearm;

‘the shot buzzed past his ear’;

Shotnoun

an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera;

‘my snapshots haven't been developed yet’; ‘he tried to get unposed shots of his friends’;

Shotnoun

a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

Shotnoun

informal words for any attempt or effort;

‘he gave it his best shot’; ‘he took a stab at forecasting’;

Shotnoun

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect;

‘his parting shot was `drop dead'’; ‘she threw shafts of sarcasm’; ‘she takes a dig at me every chance she gets’;

Shotnoun

a blow hard enough to cause injury;

‘he is still recovering from a shot to his leg’; ‘I caught him with a solid shot to the chin’;

Shotnoun

a small drink of liquor;

‘he poured a shot of whiskey’;

Shotnoun

sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put;

‘he trained at putting the shot’;

Shotnoun

a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot);

‘he is a crack shot’; ‘a poor shooter’;

Shotnoun

the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

Shotnoun

an explosive charge used in blasting

Shotnoun

an estimate based on little or no information

Shotadjective

varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles;

‘changeable taffeta’; ‘chatoyant (or shot) silk’; ‘a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent’;

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