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  • v. To shoot upward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To shoot upward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shoot upward.
  • n. An upward curve, as of a pitched base-ball.
  • n. That which shoots up or separates from a main stem; an offshoot. Nature, XLI. 228.


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up- +‎ shoot


  • Another great upshoot is that I don't have to buy a junk food product or some kind of raffle ticket for a prize I don't really need anyhow.

    A confession

  • You're going to hear a lot more of that from Barack Obama and that's the upshoot of all this, Wolf.

    CNN Transcript Jul 9, 2008

  • The upshoot of all of that, though, was that I ended up behind on absolutely everything.

    On the road again...

  • But the upshoot is that the Palestinian president is saying there is now a state of emergency and that as a result he's dismantling the coalition that had earlier been formed.

    CNN Transcript Jun 14, 2007

  • Then will she get the upshoot by cleaving the pin.

    Love’s Labour ’s Lost

  • The force behind the blow will be less and this shot will tend to “upshoot”.

    Find Your Own Fundamentals

  • Yirunta left his six-legged partner with instructions and then led them out onto the seedy boulevard, heading for the nearest upshoot.

    Glory Lane

  • Their Neanderthal escort led them into an upshoot.

    Glory Lane

  • These would often rise when least expected, breaking under the boats, the swift upshoot of water giving them such a rap that we sometimes thought we had struck a rock.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • To put it in another way, no matter how complicated thinking becomes, no matter how suggestions are examined and regulated with reference to the facts at hand, new ideas, theories, and hypotheses occur to the thinker precisely by this upshoot of irresponsible fancies and suggestions.

    Human Traits and their Social Significance


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