shoot at
or shoot for phrasal to aim at ; strive for

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  • shoot up — {v.} 1. To grow quickly. * /Billy had always been a small boy, but when he was thirteen years old he began to shoot up./ 2. To arise suddenly. * /As we watched, flames shot up from the roof of the barn./ 3. {informal} To shoot or shoot at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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