Took vs Shoot - What's the difference?

took | shoot |

As verbs the difference between took and shoot

is that took is (take) while shoot is to launch a projectile.

As a noun shoot is

the emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.

As an interjection shoot is





  • (take)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.}}







    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) shoten, from (etyl) .


  • To launch a projectile.
  • # (label) To fire (a weapon that releases a projectile).
  • # (label) To fire (a projectile).
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • If you please / To shoot an arrow that self way.
  • # (label) To fire a projectile at (a person or target).
  • # (label) To cause a weapon to discharge a projectile.
  • # (label) To ejaculate.
  • # To begin to speak.
  • # (label) To discharge a missile; said of a weapon.
  • # To dismiss or do away with.
  • # To photograph.
  • To move or act quickly or suddenly.
  • # (label) To move very quickly and suddenly.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • There shot a streaming lamp along the sky.
  • #* 1884 : (Mark Twain), (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Chapter VII
  • It didn't take me long to get there. I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges
  • # To go over or pass quickly through.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Sheshoots the Stygian sound.
  • # (label) To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
  • # (label) To penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation.
  • #* (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • Thy words shoot through my heart.
  • # To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
  • #* (George Herbert) (1593-1633)
  • These preachers make / His head to shoot and ache.
  • # (label) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot into crystals.
  • # To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
  • #* (Beaumont and Fletcher) (1603-1625)
  • an honest weaver as ever shot shuttle
  • #* (1800-1859)
  • a pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot corpses by scores
  • # To send to someone.
  • (label) To act or achieve.
  • # (label) To lunge.
  • # (label) 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).
  • # To make the stated score.
  • (label) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  • To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously.
  • To develop, move forward.
  • # To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
  • #* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • But the wild olive shoots , and shades the ungrateful plain.
  • # To grow; to advance.
  • #* (Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • Well shot in years he seemed.
  • #* (1700-1748)
  • Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot .
  • # (label) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
  • # To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out .
  • #* Bible, (Psalms) xxii. 7
  • They shoot out the lip, they shake the head.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
  • To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend.
  • * (Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.
  • (label) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
  • * (Joseph Moxon) (1627-1691)
  • two pieces of wood that are shot , that is, planed or else pared with a paring chisel
  • To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.(w)
  • * (1809-1892)
  • The tangled water courses slept, / Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
    Derived terms
    * like shooting fish in a barrel * re-shoot * shoot down * shooter * shoot from the hip * shoot from the lip * shoot one's bolt * shoot oneself in the foot * shoot one's mouth off * shoot one's wad * shoot the boots * shoot the bull * shoot the messenger * shoot up


    (en noun)
  • The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
  • * Evelyn
  • Superfluous branches and shoots of this second spring.
  • A photography session.
  • A hunt or shooting competition.
  • (professional wrestling, slang) An event that is unscripted or legitimate.
  • The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The Turkish bow giveth a very forcible shoot .
  • * Drayton
  • One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
  • A rush of water; a rapid.
  • (mining) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
  • (Knight)
  • (weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  • A shoat; a young pig.
  • An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; a chute.
  • (Webster 1913)
    Derived terms
    * (hunt or shooting competition) turkey shoot

    Etymology 2

    minced oath for (shit)


    (en interjection)
  • Didn't you have a concert tonight?
    Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready...
    * (mild expletive) darn, dash, fiddlesticks, shucks