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shot / tiro
 
shot   [ʃɒt]
A. -past tense   -past participle
B. -noun
1. (=act of shooting)   tiro (m)   (causing wound)   balazo (m)
(=sound)   tiro (m),   disparo (m)
·his shot missed
·erró el tiro
·he received a shot in the leg
·recibió un balazo en la pierna
·two shots rang out
·se oyeron dos tiros or disparos
a. a shot across the [bows]   (literally, figurative)   un cañonazo de advertencia
b. there was an [exchange] of shots =   hubo un tiroteo
c. to [fire] a shot at something/somebody =   disparar a algo/disparar a or sobre somebody, someone
·he fired two shots into her head
·le disparó dos tiros a la cabeza
·they surrendered without a shot being fired
·se rindieron sin ofrecer resistencia
d. he was off [like] a shot =   salió disparado or como un rayo
·I'd do it like a shot if I had the chance
·no dudaría en hacerlo si se me presentara la oportunidad
·I was over there like a shot
·en un segundo me presenté allí
e. to [take] a shot at something/somebody   (literally)   pegar un tiro a algo/somebody, someone   (figurative)   atacar algo/a somebody, someone
long    
2. (=missile)   bala (f),   proyectil (m)
(=shotgun pellets)   perdigones masculine plural   (Athletics)   peso (m)
a. to [put] the shot =   lanzar el peso
3. (=person)   tirador (m) / tiradoa (f)
a. he'noun a [bad]/[good] shot =   es un mal/buen tirador
big  
4. (football)   tiro (m)   (Golf, Tennis)   golpe (m)   (Snooker)   golpe (m),   jugada (f)
(=throw)   tirada (f),   echada (f)
·he missed two shots at goal
·falló dos tiros a puerta
·good shot!
·¡buen tiro!
a. to call the shots   mandar,   llevar la voz cantante
5. (=attempt)   tentativa (f),   intento (m)
a. just give it your [best] shot =   limítate a hacerlo lo mejor que puedas
b. to [have] a shot at something =   intentar algo
·I don't think there'noun much chance of persuading her but I'll have a shot at it
·no creo que haya muchas posibilidades de convencerla pero probaré or lo intentaré
·do you want another shot at it?
·¿quieres volver a intentarlo?,   ¿quieres volver a probar?
c. a shot in the dark   un palo de ciego,   una tentativa a ciegas
6. (=turn to play)
·it'noun your shot
·te toca (a ti)
7. (=injection)   inyecciónoun (f)
(=dose)   dosis feminine invariable
a. [of alcohol]   trago (m)   *
b. [of drug]   pico (m) / pico masculine (f),   chute (m) / chute masculine (f)
·a shot of rum
·un trago de ron
c. a shot in the arm   *
·it'noun a shot in the arm for the peace process
·es una importante ayuda para el proceso de paz
·the economy needs a shot in the arm
·la economía necesita estímulo
8. (photography)   foto (f)   (cinema)   toma (f),   plano (m)
C. -adjective
1. (=suffused)
a. shot [silk] =   seda (f) tornasolada
b. his story is shot [through] with inconsistencies =   su narraciónoun está plagada de incongruencias
·black marble shot through with red veins
·masculineármol negro con vetas rojas
2. *
(=rid)
a. to get shot of something/somebody   deshacerse or librarse de algo/somebody, someone
3. *
(=exhausted)
[person, nerves]   deshecho,   hecho polvo *
a. what little confidence he had is shot to [pieces] =   la poca seguridad que tenía en nouní mismo se ha ido al traste
D. -compound
·shot put   -noun   (Sport)   lanzamiento (m) de pesos
·shot putter   -noun   lanzador (m) / lanzadoa (f)
 
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