Definition of take aim in English:

take aim

phrase

  • Point a weapon or camera at a target.

    ‘Kearny took aim with his pistol’
    ‘take aim, fire!’
    • ‘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.’
    aim, point, direct, level, line something up, turn something on, fix something on, sight, position, focus
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