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English definition of “shoot for sth”

shoot for sth

informal phrasal verb with shoot     /ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot)
to aim to achieve something: We're shooting for a 5% annual return on investment.
(Definition of shoot for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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