bad shot


bad shot
incorrect guess

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • bad shot — noun A wrong guess • • • Main Entry: ↑bad …   Useful english dictionary

  • bad shot — /bæd ˈʃɒt/ (say bad shot) noun 1. a badly aimed shot. 2. an unsuccessful attempt. 3. a poor marksman …   Australian English dictionary

  • bad shot —  Wrong guess …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • make a bad shot — miss the target, miss the goal; make a miscalculation, make a mathematical error …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shot — shot1 [ ʃat ] adjective never before noun INFORMAL injured, damaged, or destroyed: The bones in her wrist were shot. shot to pieces/hell (=severely damaged or completely destroyed): My nerves are completely shot to pieces. be shot through with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shot — 1 noun GUNS/SHOOTING 1 fire a shot to fire a gun: He pulled out his rifle and fired three shots. 2 take a shot at to try to kill or injure someone by firing a gun at them: Someone took a shot at him as he was getting out of his car. 3 SOUND (C)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shot — I UK [ʃɒt] / US [ʃɑt] noun Word forms shot : singular shot plural shots *** 1) [countable] an act of firing a gun fire a shot: The man fired two shots from a handgun. a) a bullet that is fired from a gun The third shot hit the officer in the… …   English dictionary

  • shot — [[t]ʃɒ̱t[/t]] ♦♦ shots 1) Shot is the past tense and past participle of shoot. 2) N COUNT A shot is an act of firing a gun. He had murdered Perceval at point blank range with a single shot... A man fired a volley of shots at them. 3) N COUNT: adj …   English dictionary

  • shot — 1. n. 1 the act or an instance of firing a gun, cannon, etc. (several shots were heard). 2 an attempt to hit by shooting or throwing etc. (took a shot at him). 3 a a single non explosive missile for a cannon, gun, etc. b (pl. same or shots) a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bad — I. /bæd / (say bad) adjective (worse, worst) 1. not good: bad conduct; a bad life; bad weather. 2. defective; worthless: a bad coin. 3. unsatisfactory; poor; below standard; inadequate: bad heating; a bad businessman. 4. incorrect; faulty: a bad… …   Australian English dictionary


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