mark out

phrasal verb

Definition of mark out 

1 : to indicate (a route on a map) with marks I have marked out the best way to get to my ranch.

2 : to draw lines around (something) so that it can be clearly seen He marked out his mining claim.

3 : to plan the details of (a course of action) She talked about the course the European Union has marked out for itself.

4 chiefly British : to show that (someone or something) is special or different in some way Her very first book marked her out as a great poet. She was marked out for greatness.

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