shoot for
phrasal see shoot at

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shoot for — (something) to try to achieve something. Tennessee s women s basketball team is shooting for another season of straight victories …   New idioms dictionary

  • shoot for — verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal • Syn: ↑draw a bead on, ↑aspire, ↑aim • Derivationally related forms: ↑aspirant (for: ↑aspire), ↑aspiration ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms shoot for : present tense I/you/we/they shoot for he/she/it shoots for present participle shooting for past tense shot for past participle shot for mainly American informal shoot for something to try to… …   English dictionary

  • shoot for the moon — see ↑moon, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑shoot …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • shoot for something — shoot for (something) to try to achieve something. Tennessee s women s basketball team is shooting for another season of straight victories …   New idioms dictionary

  • Shoot For the Stars — Infobox Television show name = Shoot For the Stars caption = genre = Game show creator = Bob Stewart director = Mike Gargiulo presenter = Geoff Edwards narrated = Bob Clayton country = USA language = English num seasons = 1 num episodes = 195… …   Wikipedia

  • Shoot for the Moon — Infobox Album | Name = Shoot for the Moon Type = studio Artist = Linda Davis Released = 1994 Recorded = Genre = Country Length = Label = Arista Producer = John Guess Reviews = Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg sql=10 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • shoot for (to) —  Attempt, set as a goal.  ► “Should small cap investors shoot for the stars or root around in the dirt looking for bargains in the coming months?” (Wall Street Journal, March 4, 1996, p. C1) …   American business jargon

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