To shoot ahead
Shoot Shoot, v. i. 1. To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides. [1913 Webster]

The archers have . . . shot at him. --Gen. xlix. 23. [1913 Webster]

2. To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well. [1913 Webster]

3. To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star. [1913 Webster]

There shot a streaming lamp along the sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains. [1913 Webster]

Thy words shoot through my heart. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain. [1913 Webster]

These preachers make His head to shoot and ache. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

6. To germinate; to bud; to sprout. [1913 Webster]

Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

7. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly. [1913 Webster]

Well shot in years he seemed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

8. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify. [1913 Webster]

If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

9. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory. [1913 Webster]

There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

10. (Naut.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee. [1913 Webster]

{To shoot ahead}, to pass or move quickly forward; to outstrip others. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shoot ahead of — or[past] or[through] or[alongside of] {v. phr.} To move or drive ahead rapidly. * /As we had to slow down before the tunnel, a red sports car shot ahead of us./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • shoot\ past — • shoot ahead of • shoot past • shoot through • shoot alongside of v. phr. To move or drive ahead rapidly. To leave or pass through quickly. As we had to slow down before the tunnel, a red sports car shot ahead of us …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot\ through — • shoot ahead of • shoot past • shoot through • shoot alongside of v. phr. To move or drive ahead rapidly. To leave or pass through quickly. As we had to slow down before the tunnel, a red sports car shot ahead of us …   Словарь американских идиом

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