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target

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtɑːɡɪt/
ATTACK B2 something or someone that you attack, shoot at, try to hit, etc: It's very difficult to hit a moving target. Foreign businesses in the region have become a target for terrorist attacks.Target sportsAiming and aimHandguns and riflesAttacking and invading
ACHIEVE B2 something that you intend to achieve: I'm hoping to save 3,000 euros by June - that's my target. If you want to lose weight, you have to set yourself (= decide) a target.Goals and purposes
BLAME the person or thing that people are criticizing or blaming for something: Such extreme views have recently made him the target of criticism.Blaming and accusing
be on target to have made enough progress in order to achieve something that you intended to achieve: [+ to do sth] We're on target to finish the project in June.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
target audience/market, etc the group of people that a programme, product, etc is aimed atAdvertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing
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