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Shoot for   /ʃut fɔr/   Listen
Shoot for

Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal.  Synonyms: aim, aspire, draw a bead on.

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"Shoot for" Quotes from Famous Books

... Washington, and called upon the Secretary at War, in company with Senator Wigfall, of Texas, to make inquiries as to the efficiency and price of certain muskets belonging to the United States, which had been altered by the Ordnance Department from flint to percussion. They will shoot for 200 yards as well as any smooth-bored gun in the service, and if rifled will be effective at 500 yards. But if the conical ball will be made lighter by enlarging the hollow at the base of the cone, the effective ...
— Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2 • John George Nicolay and John Hay

... making a straight shoot for the Turner [v]old fields, two miles away," I remarked, by way ...
— The Literary World Seventh Reader • Various

... seen. At the former place, the original pair must have scampered off to the interior since it is now so thickly populated by their wild progeny. The herds are the private property of Queen Pomaree; from whom the planters had obtained permission to shoot for their own use as many ...
— Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas • Herman Melville

Words linked to "Shoot for" :   aim, draw a bead on, overshoot, be after, plan

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