V at n
II.15 Verbs with other meanings
There are a number of other verbs which have this structure.
If and when they decide to reconsider the situation they will obtain your views before arriving at any decision as to cessation of operations.
So we looked in the back of Melody Maker and the advert for Von's studio was the one that jumped out at us.
In the case of aim, connive, and excel, the preposition at is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
The Government must aim at getting Britain back to work.
Their skilled artisans make anything their customers want and excel at finding solutions to difficult problems.
In the case of guess, the preposition at is sometimes followed by a wh-clause.
aim arrive connive excel guess nag niggle point rush sniff jump out leap out
From a distance, Mark had no way of guessing at what they were saying.