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English definition of “aim”

aim

noun [U] (POINTING)    /eɪm/
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 .Target sportsAiming and aimHandguns and rifles
(Definition of aim noun (POINTING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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