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Topic: MILITARY


target

2 verb
     
target2 [transitive]
1 to make something have an effect on a particular limited group or area:
The advertisement was designed to target a mass audience.
target something on/at somebody/something
a new benefit targeted on low-income families
The programme is targeted at improving the health of women of all ages.
2PM to aim something at a target
target something on/at somebody/something
The missiles are targeted at several key military sites.
3 to choose a particular person or place to do something to, especially to attack them or criticize them:
It's clear that smaller, more vulnerable banks have been targeted.
He was targeted by terrorists for a second time last night.
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