intend (something) for (someone or something)

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intend (something) for (someone or something)

To aim or plan for someone or something to receive something in particular. I intended this birthday card for you—until the dog chewed on it, that is.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

intend something for someone or something

to mean for someone or something to get something. I intended this one for you. I'm sorry I failed to give it to you in time. Aunt Em intended this cake for the county fair, but you can have it instead.
See also: for, intend
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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