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aim to (do something)
To intend, plan, or mean to do something. I didn't aim to offend him, but judging by the look on his face, I must have. I'm aiming to win Holly's heart—she is just the prettiest girl in the whole town. I aim to be the best customer service representative I can be.
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aim to do something
Rur. to intend to do something. I didn't aim to hurt your feelings, sugar, you know I didn't.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Try or intend to do something, as in We aim to please, or She aims to fly to California. This term derives from aim in the sense of "direct the course of something," such as an arrow or bullet. [Colloquial; c. 1600]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.