English version

shoot for/at something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshoot for/at something phrasal verb especially American English informalTRY TO DO OR GET somethingto try to achieve a particular aim, especially one that is very difficult syn aim for We are shooting for a 50% increase in sales in the next financial year. shoot→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shoot for/at Border Patrol agents in Nogales say they have been shot at 21 times in the past 15 months.He was a man with 40 years service and many honors, but he had never been shot at.Perhaps because I said that even if I returned I should now be shot for desertion.Some have been shot for desertion.If he couldn't see the guy shooting at him, he didn't have a chance.Kitchen said the suspects had started out shooting at smaller, stationary objects with a sawed-off. 22-caliber rifle.The video version was shot at Stonehenge.Suddenly shots rang out and I realized with fright that Janotte was shooting at us.
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Verb table
shoot
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshoot
he, she, itshoots
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshot
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shot
he, she, ithas shot
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shot
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shoot
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shot
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shooting
he, she, itis shooting
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you, we, theyare shooting
Past
I, he, she, itwas shooting
you, we, theywere shooting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shooting
he, she, ithas been shooting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shooting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shooting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shooting
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