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be gunning for

1. To pursue something or someone aggressively. Even since I got that promotion, Mike has been gunning for me. I know Emily is gunning for that job, but it sounds like she has a lot of competition.
2. To support someone or something. Sally is my friend, so of course I'm gunning for her in the election.
See also: gun
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I am gunning for it," Hamilton told triple world champion Jackie Stewart, doing the podium interviews, when reminded that he could also be a three times champion by the end of the season.
But I am gunning for another big knockout win this weekend and, given my opponent's reputation as a bit of a swinger, I believe it could well happen.
The likes of Kauto Star, Silverburn and Harchibald are not going to win the competition for this list, so I am gunning for a win in the Welsh National.