Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb draw_a_bead_on

2 senses of draw a bead on

Sense 1
draw a bead on -- (aim with a gun; "The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent")

Sense 2
draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for -- (have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal)
       => plan, be after -- (have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion")

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