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for To mark out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Mark \Mark\ (m[aum]rk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marked
(m[aum]rkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Marking.] [OE. marken, merken,
AS. mearcian, from mearc. See Mark the sign.]
1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to
make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of
merchandise; to mark clothing.
2. To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used
literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the
spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him
for a leader.
3. To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or
any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his
hobnails marked the floor.
4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark
the points in a game of billiards or cards.
5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note
of; to remark; to heed; to regard; as, mark my words.
"Mark the perfect man." --Ps. xxxvii. 37.
To mark out.
(a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the
ringleaders were marked out for punishment.
(b) To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out
an item in an account.
To mark time (Mil.), to keep the time of a marching step by
moving the legs alternately without advancing.
Syn: To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show;
evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote;
characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.
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