Take-aim meaning

(intransitive) To position oneself and/or one's weapon so as to be aimed specifically at a chosen mark or target (which is indicated after 'at')

He took aim at the prize bird meticulously and shot the cock from the distant flock with a single shot.

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(idiomatic) To direct criticism (towards).

He needed someone to blame for the bus accident, so took aim at the mechanics who failed to carry out the checks.

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