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set a goal

This page is about the collocation set a goal

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to decide what it is you'll try to achieve

For example

  • Mary's goal is to lose twenty pounds by the end of the year.

  • Walt doesn't set himself too many goals. He just lives for the moment.

Quick Quiz

Robert's always setting goals for himself. He likes to

a. score the most goals

b. disappoint himself

c. challenge himself

Contributor: Matt Errey