level (something) at (someone or something)

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level (something) at (someone or something)

To aim or direct something at another person or thing. He leveled the rifle at the charging bull and pulled the trigger. She isn't above leveling disparaging remarks at her employees as a way of asserting her control.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

level something at someone or something

to direct something at someone or something; to aim a remark at someone. The sheriff leveled his rifle at the fleeing bandit. Why did you think you had to level that barrage of words at me? I didn't make the problem. Sam leveled an acid comment or two at the committee.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

level at

v.
To direct something toward someone or something: The reporter leveled charges of corruption at the committee. The robber leveled the gun at the victim's head.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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