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Topic: PLANTS


shoot

2 noun
     
shoot2 [countable]
1HBP the part of a plant that comes up above the ground when it is just beginning to grow, or a new part that grows on an existing plant:
Tender green shoots will appear in February.
2TCN an occasion when someone takes photographs or makes a film:
a photo shoot sponsored by Kodak
on a shoot
She's out on a video shoot.
3DS an occasion when people shoot birds or animals for sport, or the area of land where they do this
on a shoot
The royal party was on a shoot when the incident occurred.
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green shoots (of recovery)

British English the first sign that a situation is improving, especially an economic situation
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