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  • varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    • changeable taffeta
    • chatoyant (or shot) silk
    • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent
  • the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
  • informal words for any attempt or effort
    • he gave it his best shot
    • he took a stab at forecasting
  • an attempt to score in a game
  • 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
  • an explosive charge used in blasting
  • sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
    • he trained at putting the shot
  • 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
  • an estimate based on little or no information
  • 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
  • a small drink of liquor
    • he poured a shot of whiskey
  • the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
    • the nurse gave him a flu shot
  • a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  • a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    • he is a crack shot
    • a poor shooter
  • a chance to do something
    • he wanted a shot at the champion
  • (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 requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    • the shot buzzed past his ear
  • the act of firing a projectile
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
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