Definition of shot adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʃɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɑːt//
    see also shoot
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  1. 1shot (with something) (of cloth, hair, etc.) having another colour showing through or mixed with the main colour shot silk black hair shot with grey 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
    be/get shot of somebody/something
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    (British English, informal) to get rid of somebody/something so you no longer have the problems they cause By the end of the week I just couldn’t wait to get shot of them.
    shot through with something
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    containing a lot of a particular colour, quality or feature a voice shot through with emotion
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shot