aim at

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See also: aimât and äimät



aim at (third-person singular simple present aims at, present participle aiming at, simple past and past participle aimed at)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see aim,‎ at.
    This gun is aimed at your head.
  2. To design for a particular audience
    I've created a program aimed at the educated over 40's
  3. (figuratively) To intend to do or achieve.
    I'm aiming at the Governorship of Kansas.
    • 1960 March, “Testing a rebuilt "Merchant Navy" Pacific of the S.R.”, in Trains Illustrated, page 169:
      The general tenor of the report on No. 35020 is that all the improvements in performance aimed at in the rebuilding of these engines have been achieved.


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