single out

Definition of single out

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

singleplay
  1. :  not married

    :  of or relating to celibacy

    :  unaccompanied by others :  lone, sole

  1. :  a separate individual person or thing

    :  a recording having one short tune on each side

    :  a music recording having two or more tracks that is shorter than a full-length album

  1. :  to advance or score (a base runner) by a single

    :  to bring about the scoring of (a run) by a single

    :  to make a single in baseball

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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