Definition of shoot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʃuːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃuːt//
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  1. 1 the part that grows up from the ground when a plant starts to grow; a new part that grows on plants or trees new green shoots bamboo shoots
  2. film/photographs
  3. 2an occasion when somebody takes professional photographs for a particular purpose or makes a film/movie a fashion shoot see also photo shoot
  4. for sport
  5. 3(especially British English) an occasion when a group of people hunt and shoot animals or birds for sport; the land where this happens
  6. Word OriginOld English scēotan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch scieten and German sciessen, also to sheet, the noun shot, and shut.Extra examples He goes out on shoots with very little equipment. He was shot in the face while on a game shoot. Keep the bulbs in a cool dark place until shoots appear. These shrubs will need more light to produce flowering shoots. This plant has no shoots yet. This plant hasn’t got any shoots yet. a cover shoot for the September issue of Cosmopolitan a five-day photo shoot in Cyprus
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