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 for To shoot ahead
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shoot \Shoot\, v. i.
     1. To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; --
        said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target;
        he shoots better than he rides.
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              The archers have . . . shot at him.   --Gen. xlix.
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     2. To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or
        instrument; as, the gun shoots well.
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     3. To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to
        be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if
        propelled; as, a shooting star.
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              There shot a streaming lamp along the sky. --Dryden.
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     4. To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing
        sensation; as, shooting pains.
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              Thy words shoot through my heart.     --Addison.
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     5. To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
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              These preachers make
              His head to shoot and ache.           --Herbert.
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     6. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
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              Onions, as they hang, will shoot forth. --Bacon.
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              But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful
              plain.                                --Dryden.
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     7. To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.
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              Well shot in years he seemed.         --Spenser.
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              Delightful task! to rear the tender thought,
              To teach the young idea how to shoot. --Thomson.
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     8. To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
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              If the menstruum be overcharged, metals will shoot
              into crystals.                        --Bacon.
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     9. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land
        shoots into a promontory.
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              There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt,
              straggling houses.                    --Dickens.
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     10. (Naut.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing
         vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
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     To shoot ahead, to pass or move quickly forward; to
        outstrip others.
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