The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shoot \Shoot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shot; p. pr. & vb. n.
Shooting. The old participle Shotten is obsolete. See
Shotten.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i.,
sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan,
Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump.
[root]159. Cf. Scot a contribution, Scout to reject,
Scud, Scuttle, v. i., Shot, Sheet, Shut, Shuttle,
1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow
or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile,
as an object.
If you please
To shoot an arrow that self way. --Shak.
2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; --
followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as
an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one
3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile;
often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a
word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's
dove house. --A. Tucker.
4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden
motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to
An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl.
A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot
corpses by scores. --Macaulay.
5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; --
often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps.
Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or
else pared with a paring chisel. --Moxon.
7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a
rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
She . . . shoots the Stygian sound. --Dryden.
8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to
color in spots or patches.
The tangled water courses slept,
Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
To be shot of, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of.
[Colloq.] "Are you not glad to be shot of him?" --Sir W.