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take aim at

Definition of take aim at

  1. 1 :  to point a weapon at <He took careful aim at the target.>

  2. 2 US :  to have a specified goal or intention of <The runner took aim at setting a record.>

  3. 3 :  to have (something) as the object of an action or effort <Investigators are taking aim at (curbing/ending) health-care fraud.>



Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. : :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  to direct a course

    :  to point a weapon at an object

    :  aspire, intend

  1. :  mark, target

    :  the pointing of a weapon at a mark

    :  the ability to hit a target


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