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English verb: draw a bead on

1. draw a bead on (competition) aim with a gun

SamplesThe hunter drew a bead on the rabbit.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)aim, direct, take, take aim, train

2. draw a bead on (cognition) have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Synonymsaim, aspire, shoot for

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)be after, plan

Narrower (hyponym)overshoot

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