take aim


: to point a weapon at an object
He took aim and pulled the trigger.

Examples of take aim in a Sentence

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“Take aim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20aim. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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