# angle for

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## angle for (something)

To plan or scheme to get or achieve something; to try to get something in an indirect or roundabout way. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) We've been angling for a contract with a major development company from the Middle East for the last few months. What exactly are you angling for? If it's a pay raise, you can just forget about it.

## angle for something

1. Lit. to fish for something, as with a fishhook and line. Fred was angling for a big bass. lam angling for whatever I can catch.
2. Fig. to scheme or plan to get something; to "fish" for something. She is just angling for a larger settlement from her former employer. Are you angling for a raise in pay?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Figure 7 shows an example of grooves cut by a pick at different slant angles (the slant angle for cutting Groove 16 was different from that for cutting Grooves 17, 18, and 19).
It is a better variable than the tilt angle for describing the relative position of a pick to the rock surface; laboratory rock cutting experiments were conducted to investigate the influence of the slant and tilt angles on cutting force and rock breakage (fracture) behaviour.
As the flight time graphs show that it increases with the throw angle for both spin and spin (in Figure 4 we have illustrated the graph tf ([alpha]) for the case without spin), we can say that this second factor affects the probability of enrolling against the first factor (makes the probability decrease with the increase of the throw angle).
The player's optimum projection angle for attaining the greatest kick distance was calculated by substituting a mathematical expression for the relationship between projection velocity and projection angle into the equations for the aerodynamic flight of a rugby ball.
With an improved geometry approaching 4[pi] solid angle for proton detection we expect to improve the observed rate of electron-proton coincidence detection by two orders of magnitude [9].
It is important to notice that the angle for the vernier in Figure 7-40 was turned in a counterclockwise (ccw) direction.
angle for the master, a rejected first submission, and the approved submission.
Both of the resonator samples showed exactly the same values for the three resonant peaks observed in the angular plots of the transmission ratio: the lowest resonant angle at about 4.5[degrees] named subcritical resonance, the middle at about 6.8 degrees as transcritical, and the remaining at about 9[degrees] as supercritical, as compared to the parallel spin critical angle for total reflection being 6.32[degrees].
For example: Assume that the bearing for AB is S60.0E and the included angle for ABC is 63.0 degrees.
It shows the calculated fraction of the maximum flow rate over the rotor wing per unit length, as a function of rotor wing helix angle for a fixed rotor speed, wing length, lead angle and land width.
Good pitchers establish a consistent arm angle for their fastball, curve (slider), and change-up to prevent the batters from reading the pitch by its angle of release.
Under the assumption that this cannot be achieved for most applications, the correct measurements are those obtained on the virgin or initial field sweep with the specimen held at a fixed angle for the entire curve.
But the changes will not violate the basic idea of giving the most skilled player priority over the lesser-skilled player and the player with the best angle for the ball the priority over the player with the poorer angle.
Unlike most receivers, the WR must keep his inside leg back in order to get a better angle for his inside-out leverage blocking (described later on).
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