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verb aim pronunciation in American English /eɪm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyaim
he/she/itaims
present participleaiming
past tenseaimed
past participleaimed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to point a gun or an object you are throwing at something that you want to hit
    When given the order, the squad aimed their weapons.
    aim at/for: He was aiming at the tree but he missed.
    aim something at someone/something: I looked up to see Betty aiming a gun at me.
    aim a kick/blow at someone/something: He leapt into the crowd, aiming a kick at a fan.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to intend or hope to achieve something
    aim to do something: The project aims to provide support for young musicians.
    aim for: Most of the students were aiming for jobs in television.
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  3. 3
    [transitive] if you aim something you say, write, or create at a person or group, you want them to listen to or use what you have said, written, or created
    aim something at something: The book is aimed at people with no specialized knowledge.
    Much of the report’s criticism was aimed at regulators for their lack of foresight and action.

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