American English

Definition of shot adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1shot (with something) (of cloth, hair, etc.) having another color showing through or mixed with the main color shot silk black hair shot with gray a cloudy sky shot with streaks of sunlight
  2. 2[not before noun] (informal) in a very bad condition; destroyed The brakes on this car are shot. I'm shot—I'm too old for this job. After the accident his nerves were shot to pieces.
  3. Idioms
    shot through with something
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    containing a lot of a particular color, quality, or feature a voice shot through with emotion
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