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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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