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Certain areas and targets have been identified. The Sun (2017)Many people felt that target must have been reached. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This makes it more difficult for the government to reach its housebuilding targets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were also found to target towns that had prisons where other gang members are serving sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the bank is still an easy target. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It probably would opt to look through the acceleration in inflation and take its time in getting back to the target. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Opposition fans target him for abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If access was the aim, its target would not be tangled in these political brambles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is vital that screening is targeted at those groups at highest risk. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These target areas from poor signage to overly high charges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So why are innocent people being targeted? Times, Sunday Times (2006)So far the bank levy has failed to reach this target because of shrinking bank balance sheets. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have those in a season when we will be playing with a target on our backs. The Sun (2016)This gives you a target sum to aim at. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They could also be targets for the extremists. Christianity Today (2000)Using disease to attack a target is far harder than setting off a conventional bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They have become a much too easy target for advisers who are not worthy of that name. Times, Sunday Times (2013)These actions are not targeted at any other country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The main thing they targeted was a container. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The government would miss its fiscal target. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is more effective than injections at targeting areas where viruses enter the body. The Sun (2007)Poor people were targeted to sell kidneys and rich ones to buy them. The Sun (2016)It was just amazing to reach that target. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Waiting times duly rose and the targets are back. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Monetary policy in this country aims to target inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also intends to target primary schools from next spring. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They see him as a freedom fighter attacking a military target. The Sun (2013)Only 16% of all mass killings occur in public places targeting strangers at random. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To meet those targets, the scheme must expand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'target'

British English: target /ˈtɑːɡɪt/ NOUN
A target is something that someone is trying to hit with a weapon or other object.
Both his kicks missed the target.
  • American English: target
  • Arabic: هَدَف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: alvo
  • Chinese: 目标
  • Croatian: meta
  • Czech: terč
  • Danish: mål
  • Dutch: doel bestemming
  • European Spanish: objetivo blanco
  • Finnish: maalitaulu
  • French: cible
  • German: Zielscheibe
  • Greek: στόχος
  • Italian: obiettivo
  • Japanese: 標的
  • Korean: 표적
  • Norwegian: mål
  • Polish: cel
  • European Portuguese: alvo
  • Romanian: țintă
  • Russian: мишень
  • Latin American Spanish: objetivo
  • Swedish: mål målsättning
  • Thai: เป้าหมาย
  • Turkish: hedef
  • Ukrainian: ціль
  • Vietnamese: mục tiêu
British English: target VERB
To target a particular person or thing means to decide to attack or criticize them.
Party members targeted her as vulnerable in her bid for reelection this year.
  • American English: target
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tomar como alvo
  • Chinese: 针对...攻击
  • European Spanish: apuntar
  • French: prendre pour cible
  • German: zielen auf
  • Italian: prendere di mira
  • Japanese: 攻撃目標にする
  • Korean: 겨냥하다
  • European Portuguese: ter como alvo
  • Latin American Spanish: apuntar

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