shoot off

shoot off
intransitive verb
1. : to participate in a shoot-off
2. : to talk too freely or unwisely : shoot off one's mouth

shot off in Spain about atomic bombs — Drew Pearson

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shoot off
1. To discharge a gun
2. To begin
3. To rush away
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Main Entry:shoot

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ˌshoot ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they shoot off he/she/it shoots off present participle shooting off past tense shot off past participle shot off] informal phrasal verb
to leave a place quickly or suddenly
Thesaurus: to leave a place or person quickly or suddenlysynonym
Main entry: shoot

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shoot off [phrasal verb]
Brit informal : to leave a place quickly and suddenly

I have to shoot off to my next appointment.

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Main Entry:shoot

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ˌshoot ˈoff derived
(informal) to leave very quickly

I had to shoot off at the end of the meeting.

Main entry:shootderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shoot off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms shoot off : present tense I/you/we/they shoot off he/she/it shoots off present participle shooting off past tense shot off past participle shot off informal to leave a place quickly or suddenly …   English dictionary

  • shoot-off — /shooht awf , of /, n. a final or additional contest to decide the winner in a rifle or pistol competition. Also, shootoff. [see SHOOT, OFF] * * * …   Universalium

  • shoot off — verb To leave quickly I have to shoot off, my interview starts in under an hour …   Wiktionary

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  • shoot\ off\ one's\ face — • shoot off one s mouth • shoot off one s face v. phr. slang To give opinions without knowing all the facts; talk as if you know everything. Tom has never been to Florida, but he s always shooting his mouth off about how superior Florida is to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot\ off\ one's\ mouth — • shoot off one s mouth • shoot off one s face v. phr. slang To give opinions without knowing all the facts; talk as if you know everything. Tom has never been to Florida, but he s always shooting his mouth off about how superior Florida is to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot off one's mouth — or[shoot off one s face] {v. phr.}, {slang} To give opinions without knowing all the facts; talk as if you know everything. * /Tom has never been to Florida, but he s always shooting his mouth off about how superior Florida is to California./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot off one's mouth — or[shoot off one s face] {v. phr.}, {slang} To give opinions without knowing all the facts; talk as if you know everything. * /Tom has never been to Florida, but he s always shooting his mouth off about how superior Florida is to California./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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