target

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɑːrgɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɑrgɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tärgit)

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target

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [sales, company, business, production, savings] target
  2. a [low, high, simple, reachable, demanding] target
  3. an [easy, awkward, impossible] target
  4. a [darts, shooting, practice] target
  5. a [military, terrorist, promotion] target
  6. [hit, meet, reach] the target
  7. set a [high] target
  8. the [team, workforce, student] was set a high target
  9. that [should, will, ought to] be an easy target
  10. the shot was [on, off, wide of] the target
  11. are right on target [for, with, to]
  12. the [throw, penalty, pass] was off target
  13. (fundraisers) reached their target (of)
  14. a target of [one million dollars, 10 thousand units]
  15. a target of 200 [runs, points] to win
  16. a target for [shooting]
  17. he is a target of (their) [jokes, jibes, insults, abuse, ridicule, bullying]
  18. she is a target for [bullies, abuse]
n as adj
  1. target [practice, shooting]
  2. [identify, know, research] the target [market]
  3. the target [audience, market, segment, readers]
  4. are (not) their target [audience]
v
  1. target the [enemy, base, terrorists]
  2. the [pilots, jets, missiles] targeted the [enemy]
  3. target specific [groups, audiences, industries]
  4. target [children, women] (with)
  5. the [commercials, products] are targeted towards [children]
  6. targeted his [wife, mother-in-law] with [jokes, gags, insults]
  7. a [drug, painkiller, medication] that targets [cancer, headaches]
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