angle for (something)

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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.
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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?
See also: angle
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40 m / s, [omega] = 0 rad / s, [alpha] = 42[degrees] - encompasses the minimum throw angle for which the ball can enter the basket, representative for small angles for which it is difficult to enroll due to the low angle of entry (tf = 0.
While it would be impractical to describe these landmarks and angles for every clinical case, establishing mean values for normal occlusion samples and malocclusion samples would allow the creation of a more accurately torqued straight wire appliance, customizable even to the patient's individual occlusal needs.
Here we calculate goal angles for set shots taken directly in front of goal at different distances.
From (4), the goal angles for shots taken from directly in front of goal at distances of 30 m, 40 m, and 50 m, are respectively [theta] = 12.
I made one for chisels and plane blades, and a few more with different angles for wood-turning tools.
The sum of the interior angles for every polygon is a constant.
The theoretical sum of the angles for any closed shape is determined by the equation: