- 1to aim something (
atsomebody/something)he aimed the gun at herle apuntó con la pistolatheir missiles are aimed at the capitalsus misiles apuntan a la capitalshe aimed a blow at his headintentó darle en la cabezadon't aim the camera into the sunno apuntes directamente al sol con la cámara
- 2 (usually passive) to be aimed
atsomebody/something/ -ingshe felt the insult was aimed specifically at hersintió que el insulto iba dirigido a ella en particularthe talks were aimed at ending the strikelas conversaciones tenían como objetivo acabar con la huelgathe movie is aimed at a young audiencela película está or va dirigida a un público joven
- 1 (point weapon) to aim high/lowapuntar alto/bajoto aim
atsomething/somebodyapuntar(le)to aim aalgo/alguien forsomethingapuntar(le) aalgoExample sentences
- She turned to simply stand motionless, her wrist cannons locked on her target and Jack came around the corner to aim his weapon as well, then stopped suddenly.
- Additionally, aiming is much more interactive, thanks to an over-the-shoulder camera angle which is activated every time you aim your weapon.
- The high-tech helmet had a targeting lens mounted on it, so aiming a weapon of any sort was easier.
- 2 (aspire) to aim high/lowaspirar a mucho/a pocoto aim
forsomethingwe must aim for total elimination of the diseasenuestro objetivo debe ser la total erradicación de la enfermedadExample sentences
- Because actually your intention includes whatever you aim at achieving.
- The same might be said of slow-moving animation that aims at portentous but achieves boring.
- Rather than choosing between an ensemble of key performance criteria, manufacturers should aim at achieving them all.
- 1 countable (goal, object) her main aim in life is to get richsu principal objetivo es enriquecerseshe has no aim in lifeno tiene un norte or un objetivo en la vidawith the aim of
-ingcon la intención or el propósito de +with the aim of learning the language infinitivecon la intención or el propósito de aprender el idiomaExample sentences
- My hopes and desires and aims were to win this tournament.
- That's part of being separate people, with different aims and desires.
- Understand the aims and purposes of the Shari'ah as well as the resulting outcomes.
- 2 uncountable (with weapon) to take aim to take aim at somebody/somethingapuntarle a alguien/algoto miss one's aim he took careful aim and firedafinó la puntería or apuntó con cuidado y disparóto have a good/poor aimtener buena/mala punteríaExample sentences
- They showed us how to load the weapon and aim at the target.
- The Pentagon plans to use them to improve the aim of missiles and provide better navigation for warplanes and ground troops.
- Currently, the aim was targeted at the closed hangar bay door.