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aim

American English: /eɪm/
British English: /eɪm/

transitive verb

  • 1.1to aim something (at somebody/something)he aimed the gun at her
    le apuntó con la pistola
    their missiles are aimed at the capital
    sus misiles apuntan a la capital
    she aimed a blow at his head
    intentó darle en la cabeza
    don't aim the camera into the sun
    no apuntes directamente al sol con la cámara
    1.2 (usually passive) to be aimed at somebody/something/-ingshe felt the insult was aimed specifically at her
    sintió que el insulto iba dirigido a ella en particular
    the talks were aimed at ending the strike
    las conversaciones tenían como objetivo acabar con la huelga
    the movie is aimed at a young audience
    la película está or va dirigida a un público joven

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (point weapon) to aim high/low
    apuntar alto/bajo
    to aim at something/somebody
    apuntar(le) a algo/alguien
    to aim for something
    apuntar(le) a algo
    Example 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.
    1.2 (aspire) to aim high/low
    aspirar a mucho/a poco
    to aim for somethingwe must aim for total elimination of the disease
    nuestro objetivo debe ser la total erradicación de la enfermedad
    Example 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.
    1.3 (intend, plan)to aim to + infinitive
    querer + infinitive
    proponerse + infinitive
    what we aim to do
    lo que queremos or nos proponemos hacer
    we aim to please
    nuestro objetivo es satisfacer a nuestros clientes
    we aim to get there by noon
    queremos or nos proponemos llegar antes del mediodía

noun

  • 1.1 countable (goal, object) her main aim in life is to get rich
    su principal objetivo es enriquecerse
    she has no aim in life
    no tiene un norte or un objetivo en la vida
    with the aim of -ing
    con la intención or el propósito de + infinitive
    with the aim of learning the language
    con la intención or el propósito de aprender el idioma
    Example 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.
    1.2 uncountable (with weapon) to take aim to take aim at somebody/something
    apuntarle a alguien/algo
    to miss one's aim he took careful aim and fired
    afinó la puntería or apuntó con cuidado y disparó
    to have a good/poor aim
    Example 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.

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AIM

noun

  • (British English)
    Alternative Investment Market

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