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1‘the competitor must shoot targets at ranges of 75 to 200 yards’
mark, bullseye, goal, aim
2‘eagles can spot their targets from half a mile’
prey, quarry, game, kill, bag
3‘they exceeded their profit target last year’
objective, goal, object, aim, end, desired result
plan, purpose, intention, intent, design, aspiration, ambition, ideal, hope, desire, wish, holy grail
4‘they were the target for a wave of abuse from the press’
victim, butt, scapegoat, dupe, recipient, focus, object, subject, fair game, Aunt Sally
1‘the two men were targeted by a gunman’
pick out, single out, select, choose, decide on, earmark, fix on
attack, aim at, fire at
2‘each product is targeted at a specific market’
aim, direct, level, intend, focus, position
1‘the Arsenal striker was bang on target’
accurate, precise, unerring, sure, true, on the mark
2‘the project was back on target’
on schedule, on time, on track, on course
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