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 for Aiming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aim \Aim\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aimed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Aiming.] [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate,
     to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or
     perh. fr. OF. aesmer; ? (L. ad) + esmer. See Estimate.]
     1. To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which
        propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the
        intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.
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     2. To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the
        accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;
        -- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at
        distinction; to aim to do well.
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              Aim'st thou at princes?               --Pope.
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     3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak.
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