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marks

verb
present tense third-person singular of mark

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to attach an identifying slip to
  • marked each application with a numbered sticker

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2 to be an important feature of
  • an annual event marked mostly by noise and confusion

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3 to make a written note of
  • mark down the names of those who are planning to attend the dinner

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marks

noun
plural of mark

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1 a person or thing that is made fun of
  • in the wake of the scandal, the disgraced governor became the favorite mark of late-night comedians

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2 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule
  • his gullibility and tendency to fall for bluffs made him an easy mark at the poker table

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3 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general
  • a brand of crystal that bears the mark of excellence

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4 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared
  • lately his playing hasn't been up to the mark expected of a concert pianist

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5 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • set marks for expected daily output

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7 something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
  • a small mark where the car had scraped a wall

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8 the power to bring about a result on another
  • a person of some mark in the field of evolutionary biology

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“Marks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/marks. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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