single out

phrasal verb
singled out; singling out; singles out

Definition of single out

: to treat or to speak about (someone or something in a group) in a way that is different from the way one treats or speaks about others The coach singled out the players who played poorly. The reviewer singled her performance out for praise/criticism. often used as (be) singled out She was singled out for special treatment.

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“Single out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single%20out. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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