shooting

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English shoting, schoting, from Old English scotung ‎(shooting), from Proto-Germanic *skutungō, equivalent to shoot +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch schieting, German Erschießung ‎(shooting), Swedish skjutning ‎(shooting).

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shooting

  1. present participle of shoot

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shooting ‎(usually uncountable, plural shootings)

  1. (countable) An instance of shooting (a person) with a gun.
    Police are hunting the people who carried out the shootings last week.
  2. (uncountable) The sport or activity of firing a gun.
  3. The act of one who, or that which, shoots.
    the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light
  4. A sensation of darting pain.
    a shooting in one's head

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Noun[edit]

shooting m ‎(plural shootings)

  1. shoot, shooting (all senses)