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'shot' - used as an adjective
1. varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
shot silk

'shot' - used as a noun
2. an attempt to score in a game
3. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
a good shot require good balance and tempo
he left me an almost impossible shot
4. the act of firing a projectile
5. a chance to do something
he wanted a shot at the champion
6. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe
the nurse gave him a flu shot
7. a solid missile discharged from a firearm
the shot buzzed past his ear
8. an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera
he tried to get unposed shots of his friends
9. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
10. informal words for any attempt or effort
he gave it his best shot
11. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
his parting shot was 'drop dead'
12. 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
13. a small drink of liquor
he poured a shot of whiskey
14. sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put
he trained at putting the shot
15. a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
he is a crack shot
16. the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination
17. an explosive charge used in blasting
18. an estimate based on little or no information
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Researchers have shot footage of Orcas (killer whales) attacking and killing great white sharks.