To take a shoot, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.]

(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 The old participle Shotten is obsolete.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., sceótan; akin to D. schieten, G. schieen, OHG. sciozan, Icel. skjta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump. &radic159. 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.

If you please
To shoot an arrow that self way.

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 another.

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 emit.

An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle.
Beau. & Fl.

A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores.

(Sho"oi), n. (Zoöl.) The Richardson's skua (Stercorarius parasiticus);- so called from its cry. [Prov. Eng.]

(Shook) imp. & obs. or poet. p. p. of Shake.

(Shook), n. [Cf. Shock a bundle of sheaves.] (Com.) (a) A set of staves and headings sufficient in number for one hogshead, cask, barrel, or the like, trimmed, and bound together in compact form. (b) A set of boards for a sugar box. (c) The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed together.

(Shook), v. t. To pack, as staves, in a shook.

(Shoon) n., pl. of Shoe. [Archaic] Chaucer.

They shook the snow from hats and shoon.

(Shoop) obs. imp. of Shape. Shaped. Chaucer.

(Shoot) n. [F. chute. See Chute. Confused with shoot to let fly.] An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course. [Written also chute, and shute.] [U. S.]

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