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aim

1 noun
     
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aim1 S2 W2
1 [countable] something you hope to achieve by doing something
aim of
The aim of the research is to find new food sources.
The main aim of the course is to improve your writing.
with the aim of doing something
a campaign with the aim of helping victims of crime
Teamwork is required in order to achieve these aims.
a policy which sets out the school's aims and objectives
2

take aim

to point a gun or weapon at someone or something you want to shoot
take aim at
Alan took aim at the target.
3

take aim at somebody/something

American English to criticize someone or something:
Critics took aim at the President.
4DS [uncountable] someone's ability to hit what they are aiming at when they throw or shoot something:
Val's aim was very good.

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