aim verb

1 try/plan to achieve sth

ADV. directly

PREP. at She's aiming at a scholarship this year. The initiative is aimed at helping young people. | for He is aiming for a win in this race.

PHRASES aim high (= to attempt to achieve a lot) a young man who is prepared to aim high

2 intend sth for sb

ADV. clearly, directly, squarely | largely, mainly, mostly, primarily, principally | particularly, specifically

PHRASES be aimed at educational courses aimed particularly at older people

3 point/direct sth at sb

ADV. directly, straight | deliberately

PREP. at She aimed the gun straight at the intruder. | for Aim for his legs, not his body.