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direct (an object or blow) at someone or something.

she had aimed the bottle at his head"

match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.

lesser men trying to emulate his greatness"

a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious.

a motive for his murder"

not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.

the public were deeply skeptical about some of the proposals"

the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.

a master of English understatement"

a person with an obsessive interest in and enthusiasm for something, especially an activity.

a fitness fanatic"

change direction suddenly.

an oil tanker that had veered off course"

of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name.

the anonymous author of Beowulf"

the action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted.

the reception of impulses from other neurons

lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting.

rebelling against the bland uniformity"