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English definition of “aim”

aim

verb     /eɪm/
aim for/at sth; aim to do sth B1 to intend to achieve something: I aim to arrive at three o'clock. We're aiming for a 10% increase in sales .Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
be aimed at sb B2 to be intended to influence or affect a particular person or group : advertising aimed at students I think the comment was aimed at Lesley.Aiming and aimHandguns and rifles
be aimed at doing sth to be intended to achieve a particular thing: a plan aimed at reducing traffic Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
[I, T] to point a weapon towards someone or something: He aimed the gun at the lion .Aiming and aimHandguns and rifles
(Definition of aim verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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