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goal

noun [C]
 
 
/ɡəʊl/
POINT A2 a point scored in sports such as football when a player sends a ball or other object into a particular area, such as between two posts: He scored two goals in the second half.General terms used in ball sportsFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
AREA A2 in some sports, the area between two posts where players try to send the ball General terms used in ball sportsFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
AIM B1 something you want to do successfully in the future: Andy's goal is to run in the New York Marathon.Goals and purposes
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