One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Point a weapon or camera at a target.‘Kearny took aim with his pistol’‘take aim, fire!’
aim, point, direct, level, line something up, turn something on, fix something on, sight, position, focusView synonyms
- ‘But then you feel the eyes - the eyes of the cameras sweeping around, taking aim, trying to tag you.’
- ‘He took aim at the target and fired, a perfect bulls eye, and with not even a single sound emitted.’
- ‘Ryan squinted, closing his left eye as he took aim at this narrow target.’
- ‘She felt the bow in her firm grip as she took aim at the target, the silvery arrow pointing away from her.’
- ‘When the flashlight went off, they took aim in the direction of the light.’
- ‘Under the blazing sun, young men are flat on their belly, their hands resting lightly on service rifles as they prepare to take aim for the target practice.’
- ‘Even the chaplain was taking aim at enemy positions.’
- ‘He held the gun out in front of him as if he was taking aim at a target.’
- ‘It was eerie to stroll along the lakeshore from apartment to classroom and back past dozens of small thin reclining military figures taking aim at imaginary targets with outstretched rifles.’
- ‘Then recock the barrel correctly to its original position, take aim and squeeze the trigger.’
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