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 for To be shot of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shoot \Shoot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shot; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shooting. The old participle Shotten is obsolete. See
     Shotten.] [OE. shotien, schotien, AS. scotian, v. i.,
     sce['o]tan; akin to D. schieten, G. schie?en, OHG. sciozan,
     Icel. skj?ta, Sw. skjuta, Dan. skyde; cf. Skr. skund to jump.
     [root]159. Cf. Scot a contribution, Scout to reject,
     Scud, Scuttle, v. i., Shot, Sheet, Shut, Shuttle,
     Skittish, Skittles.]
     1. To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow
        or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile,
        as an object.
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              If you please
              To shoot an arrow that self way.      --Shak.
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     2. To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; --
        followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as
        an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.
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              The two ends od a bow, shot off, fly from one
              another.                              --Boyle.
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     3. To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile;
        often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a
        word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.
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              When Roger shot the hawk hovering over his master's
              dove house.                           --A. Tucker.
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     4. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden
        motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to
        emit.
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              An honest weaver as ever shot shuttle. --Beau. & Fl.
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              A pit into which the dead carts had nightly shot
              corpses by scores.                    --Macaulay.
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     5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; --
        often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.
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              They shoot out the lip, they shake the head. --Ps.
                                                    xxii. 7.
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              Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     6. (Carp.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
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              Two pieces of wood that are shot, that is, planed or
              else pared with a paring chisel.      --Moxon.
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     7. To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a
        rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.
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              She . . . shoots the Stygian sound.   --Dryden.
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     8. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to
        color in spots or patches.
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              The tangled water courses slept,
              Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     To be shot of, to be discharged, cleared, or rid of.
        [Colloq.] "Are you not glad to be shot of him?" --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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