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Slang

shot

This page is about the slang term shot

Meaning

an attempt, a try, a turn

For example

  • When we play darts, Jimmy often forgets whose turn it is to throw. He says, "Whose shot is it? Is it mine?"

  • After boxing for nearly ten years, Larry finally got a shot at the world title. Now he's the Middleweight Champion of the World.

Quick Quiz

My friends were diving off the high platform at the pool. Rob said to me, "Come on! Give it a shot!" because

a. I was diving too much

b. I wasn't diving very well

c. I hadn't made the dive

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey