single out


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Related to single out: seek out, lined up, passed on

single someone or something out (for something)

to choose or pick someone or something for something; to select an eligible person or thing for something. The committee singled her out for a special award. We singled out Liz for special honors.
See also: out, single

single out

Choose or distinguish from others, as in We singled him out from all the other applicants. This idiom was first recorded in 1629.
See also: out, single

single out

v.
To choose or distinguish someone or something from others: We singled her out from the list of applicants because she had a college degree. Unable to determine who had committed the offense, the teacher singled out the most mischievous student for punishment.
See also: out, single
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