1 scoot, dart, whisk, speed, bolt, run, race, rush, flash, fly, dash, hurtle, streak, scuttle, bound, leap, spring, Colloq zip, whiz:
The instant the baby cried out, its mother shot over to protect it
2 discharge, fire, open fire; let fly, launch, propel, project, fling, hurl, throw, toss:
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes! With all his strength he shot the arrow into the beast's neck
3 wound, hurt, harm, injure; kill, slay, assassinate, execute, Slang fill or pump full of lead, plug, blast, zap, knock off, snuff (out):
He insulted her, so she shot him. He's to be shot at sunrise.
4 sprout, germinate, burgeon, flourish, grow, spring up, mushroom, develop:
Owing to the perfect weather, the corn shot up very quickly.
5 sprout, stem, bud, branch, offshoot, slip, scion, sucker:
If you want fruit, the new shoots have to be pinched back.