Definition of Shoot for
1. Verb. Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal. "They shoot for to move "
Generic synonyms: Be After, Plan
Specialized synonyms: Overshoot
Derivative terms: Aspirant, Aspirant, Aspiration, Aspiration, Aspirer
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Literary usage of Shoot for
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1849)
"[Mustering of (he Trade» la shoot for the Silier An.] The lift was clear, the morn serene, The sun just glinting ..."
2. Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with His by George Catlin (1848)
"... thanksgiving—An annual ceremony— Curious forms observed—Indians invited to the St. George's archery- ground—They shoot for a gold medal—They dine with ..."
3. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"The team winning first prize will be required to shoot for it at least once a month until some member of the team shall have won the gun 3 times in ..."
4. Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries by John Petherick, Katherine Harriet Edlman Petherick (1869)
"Petherick and Carlo went off to shoot for a breakfast, whilst I, to have two strings to the bow, threw out a fishing-line, and caught , several delicately ..."
5. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"... of the Trades to shoot for the Siller Gun. The lift was clear, the mom serene, The sun just glinting ower the scene, For her sake that died for me. ..."
6. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1904)
"On slip attached, sketch of fruiting shoot for EB 2161, " Mr. Borrer, May, 1809. ... Another sketch of leaves and fruiting shoot for same plate, ..."