mark out

phrasal verb
marked out; marking out; marks out

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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“Mark out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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