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Topic: SPORT

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: aesmer, from Latin aestimare; ESTIMATE2

aim

2 verb
     
aim2 S2 W2
1 [intransitive] to try or intend to achieve something
aim to do something
We aim to finish by Friday.
(be) aimed at doing something
an initiative aimed at reducing road accidents
aim for
We're aiming for a big improvement.
2

aim something at somebody

to say or do something that is intended for a particular person or group of people:
a program that's aimed at teenagers
The criticism wasn't aimed at you.
aim
3 [intransitive and transitive]DS to choose the place, person etc that you want to hit or reach and point a weapon or another object towards them:
Denver aimed his gun but did not shoot.
aim at/for
The pilot was aiming for the runway but came down in a nearby field.
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