find its target

idiom

: to hit the target for which something was intended
The bullet found its target.

Examples of find its target in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SAFFiR is loaded with onboard sensors such as infrared stereovision and laser light detectors, which enable it to find its target through thick smoke. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 5 Feb. 2015 Harpoon uses a radar built into its nose to find its target. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2022 Until now, the gene-editing tool CRISPR didn’t work inside this part of the cell; CRISPR uses guide RNA to find its target, but RNA can’t get inside the mitochondria. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 9 Dec. 2020

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“Find its target.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/find%20its%20target. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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