aim


aim
I
n.
purpose
goal

1) to achieve one's aim

2) a chief; immediate; long-range aim

3) idealistic, lofty aims

4) an aim to + inf. (it was our aim to complete the work before the end of the month)

aiming of a weapon

5) to take aim at

6) careful; steady aim (she took careful aim at the intruder)

II
v.

1) (D; intr., tr.) to aim at (he aimed at me; I aimed the revolver at the intruder)

2) (d; intr.) to aim for (he aimed for the heart; she was aiming for a promotion)

3) (E) we aim to please

* * *
[eɪm]
immediate
lofty aims
long-range aim
steady aim (she took careful aim at the intruder)
(E) we aim to please
['aiming of a weapon'] to take aim at
['purpose'] ['goal'] to achieve one's aim
a chief
(D;intr.,tr.) to aimat (he aimed at me; I aimed the revolver at the intruder)
(d; intr.) to aim for (he aimed for the heart; she was aiming for a promotion)
an aim to + inf. (it was our aim to complete the work before the end of the month)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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