take a shot at

take a shot at (someone or something)

1. To fire a weapon at someone or something. You can't take a shot at the animals out here—it's not officially hunting season!
2. To attempt or try something. Give me the controller— I'll take a shot at beating that video game boss.
See also: shot, take

take a shot at someone or something

1. to fire a shot at someone or something. The hunter took a shot at the deer. Who took a shot at my mailbox?
2. Go to a try at something.
See also: shot, take