aim

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/eɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ām)


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aim

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. aim to [eliminate, provide, achieve, change, improve]
  2. the [attackers, terrorists] were aiming to kill [civilians, innocent people]
  3. is aimed at [eliminating]
  4. the [service, advertisement] is aimed at
  5. aimed at [a young audience, older people, children]
  6. measures aimed at [eliminating, controlling, reducing, tackling]
  7. aim at the [deer, target, bullseye]
  8. aim for the [heart, head]
  9. aim away from [bystanders, people, your face]
  10. aim towards the [enemy, shadows, sky]
  11. aim [upwards, behind, sideways]
  12. ready, aim, fire!
  13. aimed his [gun, pistol, rifle, camera] at
  14. aimed a [kick, punch, blow] (at him)
  15. encourage them to aim high
n
  1. have the aim of [improving, finishing, restoring]
  2. [with, had] the aim to [improve]
  3. chief among our aims is
  4. the [main, principal, primary, number one, chief] aim is to
  5. that's not [our, the] main aim
  6. has [good, perfect, terrible] aim
  7. took aim at [her, the hostages, the enemy]
  8. took aim and [fired, shot]
  9. his aim was [way, wildly, a little] off
  10. her aim was true
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