goal

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgəʊl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/goʊl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(gōl)


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goal

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the first goal of the [game, day]
  2. [scored, missed] the winning goal
  3. [scored] an [easy, own] goal
  4. scored a goal
  5. has never scored a goal
  6. [saved, prevented] a certain goal
  7. a penalty goal
  8. made a field goal
  9. the open goal
  10. the goal was [disallowed, ruled out, a fluke]
  11. won by [three] goals to [one]
  12. need [two] more goals to [win, qualify, progress]
  13. [had, decided, opted] to play in goal
  14. used [sweaters, stones, cones] as goals
  15. [a career, a life, a long term, a realistic, an academic] goal
  16. have the goal to [finish, provide, reduce, go, try]
  17. it is my goal to [finish]
  18. have the goal of [finishing]
  19. is a personal goal of mine
  20. is my (main) goal in life
  21. set [difficult, yearly, career] goals
  22. [work, move] towards your goals
  23. [reach, accomplish, fall short of, miss] your goals
  24. have the common goal of [making, developing, ensuring]
  25. have as a common goal the [welfare, advancement] of
n as adj
  1. (didn't) cross the goal line
  2. hit the goal post
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