Translation of "aim" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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aim noun (INTENTION)

B1 [ C ] a result that your plans or actions are intended to achieve

My main aim in life is to be a good husband and father. 我人生的主要目标是做一个好丈夫和好爸爸。
Our short-term aim is to deal with our current financial difficulties, but our long-term aim is to improve the company's profitability. 我们的短期目标是解决当前的财政困难,但长远目标是提高公司的盈利水平。
The leaflet has been produced with the aim of increasing public awareness of the disease. 印发该传单的目的是为了提高公众对这种疾病的认识。

More examples

  • The writer's aim was to debunk the myth that had grown up around the actress.
  • The aim was to cut off the enemy's escape route.
  • The aim is to improve the public image of the police.
  • The aim of the association is to perpetuate the skills of traditional furniture design.
  • She set out with the aim of becoming the youngest ever winner of the championship.

aim noun (POINTING)

[ U ] the act of pointing a weapon towards something

He fired six shots at the target, but his aim was terrible, and he missed all of them. 他朝靶子打了6枪,但是准头太差,一枪也没中靶。
She raised her gun, took aim and fired. 她举起了枪,瞄准并开火。


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aim verb (INTEND)

B1 [ I ] to intend

[ + to infinitive ] I aim to be a millionaire by the time I'm 35. 我打算到35岁时成为百万富翁。
We are aiming for (= planning to achieve) a 50 percent share of the German market. 我们意图获取德国市场50%的份额。

More examples

  • We always aim to give our clients personal attention.
  • Psychoanalysts aim to explore the innermost recesses of the mind.
  • The Pentagon is aiming to cut US forces by over 25 percent in the next five years.
  • We're aiming to expand our customer base.
  • The builders are aiming to get the job done by the end of the month.

aim verb (POINT)

[ I or T ] to point or direct a weapon towards someone or something that you want to hit

Aim (the arrow) a little above the target. (将箭)瞄准目标稍高一些的地方。
Aim at the yellow circle. 瞄准黄圈。
There are hundreds of nuclear missiles aimed at the main cities. 数百枚核导弹瞄准了各主要城市。
She aimed (= directed) a kick at my shins. 她照着我的小腿踢了一脚。
Let's aim for (= go in the direction of) Coventry first, and then we'll have a look at the map. 我们先往考文垂方向开,然后再看地图。

More examples

  • In a level voice, he ordered the soldiers to aim and fire.
  • She aimed at the target.
  • The gun turret revolved until the gun was aimed at the advancing soldiers.
  • Video footage clearly shows a police officer aiming a pistol at a demonstrator.
  • She picked up an apple and aimed it at his head.

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(Translation of “aim” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)