1. [mid-19C+] (US/Aus./N.Z.) drunk , thus half-shot, tipsy (cf. cupshot under cup n.).
2. [1920s–30s] (US) nervous, on edge.
3. [1920s+] (orig. Aus., also all shot, shot at, shot away, shot through) of a person, exhausted or in bad shape.
4. [1930s+] (US, also all shot, shotty) of a thing, lost, useless, worn out or beyond repair.
1. [late 19C-1900s] (Aus.) to be dismissed.
2. [1970s] (US prison) to be punished by loss of privileges.
see under tail n.
[mid-19C+] (orig. US) tipsy, mildly drunk.
[17C–19C] infected with venereal disease; thus get/shoot someone between wind and water v., to infect a person with venereal disease.
1. (drugs) under the influence of drink or drugs [SE + play on shot n.1 (6b)].
2. (US campus) miserable, useless, distasteful [SE + play on down adv.1 (1)].
1. [1910s+] (Aus./N.Z.) drunk.
2. [1940s] (US) suffering a nervous breakdown; also as v.
[1950s–60s] (US) obsessed with, excessively dedicated to.
[mid-19C] a drink.
[early–mid-19C] (US) drunk.
[late 19C–1900s] pregnant.
[1990s+] (drugs) of a narcotics addict, worn out from an excess of drug use.
[2000s] of a person, completely destroyed, useless, having lost everything; usu. with ref. to crack cocaine.
[20C+] in a state of utter collapse.
1. [1920s+] of an object, e.g. a car, damaged by shooting.
2. [1930s+] (drugs) experiencing the effect of narcotic drugs [shoot up v.2 (1)].
3. [1930s+] (US) of a person, or limb, severely wounded.
4. [1940s+] of the body, not well.
[1910s] (Aus.) disconcerted; confused.
an excl. of dismissal, contempt.