mark out


mark out
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "mark out":
present tense I/you/we/they mark out he/she/it marks out present participle marking out past tense marked out past participle marked out
1) mark out or mark off to show that someone or something is different from others
mark someone/something out as something:

His talent has marked him out as one of the greatest runners ever.

2) to show that someone or something will do something in the future
mark someone/something out for something:

It was the kind of singing voice that marks someone out for a professional career.

3) to show the shape of something by drawing it on a surface

The shape of the pond is marked out first with a spade.


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