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aim
/ eIm; em/ n 1 [U] action of pointing or directing a weapon or missile at a target , , : My aim was accurate. . * Take careful aim (at the target) before firing. . * He missed his aim, ie did not hit the target. . 2 [C] purpose; intention ; : He has only one aim in life to become rich. --.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:55
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aim
/ eIm; em/ v 1 (a) [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ (sth) (at sth/sb) point or direct (a weapon, blow, missile, etc) towards an object ; : You're not aiming straight. . * He aimed (his gun) at the target, fired and missed it. , . * The punch was aimed at his opponent's head. . (b) [I, Ipr] ~ (at/for sth) direct one's efforts (in the specified direction) ; : He has always aimed high, ie been ambitious. . * She's aiming at (ie trying to win) a scholarship. . (c) [Tn.pr] ~ sth at sb direct (a comment, criticism, etc) at sb , : My remarks were not aimed at you. . 2 [Ipr, It] ~ at doing sth intend or try to do sth , , : We must aim at increasing/to increase exports. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:55
aim
/ eIm; em/ v 1 (a) [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ (sth) (at sth/sb) point or direct (a weapon, blow, missile, etc) towards an object ; : You're not aiming straight. . * He aimed (his gun) at the target, fired and missed it. , . * The punch was aimed at his opponent's head. . (b) [I, Ipr] ~ (at/for sth) direct one's efforts (in the specified direction) ; : He has always aimed high, ie been ambitious. . * She's aiming at (ie trying to win) a scholarship. . (c) [Tn.pr] ~ sth at sb direct (a comment, criticism, etc) at sb , : My remarks were not aimed at you. . 2 [Ipr, It] ~ at doing sth intend or try to do sth , , : We must aim at increasing/to increase exports. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:40:55

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