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aim

noun uk   us   /eɪm/

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. Our short-term aim is to deal with our current financial difficulties, but our long-term aim is to improve the company's profitability. The leaflet has been produced with the aim of increasing public awareness of the disease.
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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. She raised her gun, took aim and fired.

aim

verb uk   us   /eɪm/

aim verb (INTEND)

B1 [I] to intend: [+ to infinitive] I aim to be a millionaire by the time I'm 35. We are aiming for (= planning to achieve) a 50 percent share of the German market.
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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. Aim at the yellow circle. There are hundreds of nuclear missiles aimed at the main cities. She aimed (= directed) a kick at my shins. Let's aim for (= go in the direction of) Coventry first, and then we'll have a look at the map.
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Translations of “aim”
in Arabic هَدَف…
in Korean 목적…
in Malaysian acu, sasaran…
in French viser, viser à…
in Turkish amaç, hedef…
in Italian scopo, proposito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打算, 目標,目的, 意圖…
in Russian цель…
in Polish cel…
in Vietnamese nhắm, tập trung vào…
in Spanish apuntar, pretender, tener la intención…
in Portuguese objetivo…
in Thai เล็งเป้าหมาย, ตั้งเป้า…
in German zielen (mit), anstreben…
in Catalan objectiu…
in Japanese 目的, 目標, ねらい…
in Indonesian membidik, bermaksud…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打算, 目标,目的, 意图…
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