A shoot in professional wrestling is any unplanned, unscripted or real-life occurrence within a wrestling event. The name does not originate from "shooting in" for a takedown, as in amateur wrestling, but rather, it is a carny term shortened from "straight shooting" which originally referred to a gun in a carnival target shooting game which did not have its sights fixed . This term has come to mean a legitimate attack or fight in professional wrestling and its meaning has broadened to include unscripted events in general. The opposite of a shoot is a work.

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  1. The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
  2. A photography session.
  3. A hunt or shooting competition.
  4. An event that is unscripted or legitimate.
  5. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot.
  6. A rush of water; a rapid.
  7. A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
  8. A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  9. A shoat; a young pig.
  10. An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; a chute.


  1. To fire (a weapon that releases a projectile).
    to shoot a gun
  2. To fire (a projectile).
  3. To fire a projectile at (a person or target).
    The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
    He was shot by a police officer.
  4. To cause a weapon to discharge a projectile.
    They shot at a target.
    He shoots better than he rides.
  5. To discharge a missile; said of a weapon.
    The gun shoots well.
  6. To begin to speak.
    — Can I ask you a question?
  7. To move very quickly and suddenly.
    After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.
  8. To go over or pass quickly through.
    shoot the rapids
  9. To dismiss or do away with.
    His idea was shot on sight.
  10. To photograph.
    He shot the couple in a variety of poses.
    He shot seventeen stills.
  11. To lunge.
  12. To deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed script).
  13. To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  14. To make the stated score.
    In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
  15. To ejaculate.
    After a very short time, he shot his load over the carpet.
  16. To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
  17. To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously.
  18. To penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation.
    a shooting pain in my leg
  19. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
  20. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
  21. To grow; to advance.
    to shoot up rapidly
  22. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
  23. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend.
    The land shoots into a promontory.
  24. To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
  25. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
  26. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out.
    A plant shoots out a bud.
  27. To plane straight; to fit by planing.
  28. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.


Didn't you have a concert tonight?
Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...

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