shoot for sth


shoot for sth
UK US shoot for sth
Phrasal Verb with shoot({{}}/ʃuːt/ verb (shot, shot)
INFORMAL
to aim to achieve something: »

We're shooting for a 5% annual return on investment.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • shoot for something — ˈshoot for sth derived (NAmE, informal) to try to achieve or get sth, especially sth difficult • We ve been shooting for a pay raise for months. Main entry: ↑shootderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • shoot — 1 /Su:t/ verb past tense and past participle shot /St/ GUNS/WEAPONS 1 KILL/INJURE (T) to deliberately kill or injure someone using a gun: Lincoln was shot while watching a play in Ford s Theater. | shoot sb in the leg/head etc: He had been shot… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoot — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 new part of a plant ADJECTIVE ▪ fresh, green, new, tender, young ▪ growing ▪ flowering, leafy …   Collocations dictionary

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  • shoot yourself in the foot — informal phrase to say or do something stupid that causes you trouble The government seems to have shot itself in the foot over this issue. Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym to cause problems for yourselfsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bring sth about phrasal — verb (T) to make something happen: Computers have brought about many changes in the workplace. bring sb/sth around/round phrasal verb (T) 1 bring the conversation around/round to to deliberately and gradually introduce a new subject into a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire — fire1 W1S1 [faıə US faır] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(flames that destroy things)¦ 2¦(flames for heating/cooking etc)¦ 3¦(heating equipment)¦ 4¦(shooting)¦ 5¦(be attacked)¦ 6¦(emotion)¦ 7 fire in your belly 8¦(sick/injured)¦ 9 light a fire under somebody …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ beautiful, delicate, long fingered, pretty, slender ▪ mani …   Collocations dictionary


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