To be shot of
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 The old participle {Shotten} is obsolete.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}, {Skittish}, {Skittles}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

If you please To shoot an arrow that self way. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one another. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's dove house. --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster]

4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit. [1913 Webster]

An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud. [1913 Webster]

They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps. xxii. 7. [1913 Webster]

Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing. [1913 Webster]

Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar. [1913 Webster]

She . . . shoots the Stygian sound. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches. [1913 Webster]

The tangled water courses slept, Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To be shot of}, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of. [Colloq.] ``Are you not glad to be shot of him?'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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