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Few players managed to get their shots on target.
Foreigners have become targets for attack by terrorists.
The house was left empty and therefore a target for vandals.
a murderer who carefully selected his targets
potential military targets such as air bases and oil fields
His war record became a target for his enemies.
Some plans for development offered an easy target in the press.
The policy has become the target of severe criticism.
They are setting a target of 2,000 new members.
Not many states will meet their targets for energy conservation.
They should get to their target level in about twelve months.
Oil production was 15 per cent below target.
We are setting June as a target date for completion.
The idea is helping staff to achieve their sales targets.
the paper’s target readership
We think teenagers are a prime target for the anti-smoking campaign.
Their best players are now targets for richer teams.
The mayor was the target of eight separate tax investigations.
They made an offer for the target company (=the one they wanted to buy).
This is the British English definition of target. View American English definition of target.