mark out

phrasal verb

marked out; marking out; marks out
: to indicate (a route on a map) with marks
I have marked out the best way to get to my ranch.
: to draw lines around (something) so that it can be clearly seen
He marked out his mining claim.
: to plan the details of (a course of action)
She talked about the course the European Union has marked out for itself.
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 31 Mar. 2023.

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