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Meaning of 'mark out'



 
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Meaning of 'mark out' #1 (permalink) Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:15 pm   Meaning of 'mark out'
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #25 "Mark Idioms", question 6

From an early age he was marked out to become leader of his party.

(a) created
(b) fostered
(c) treated
(d) destined

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #25 "Mark Idioms", answer 6

From an early age he was destined to become leader of his party.

Correct answer: (d) destined
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Mark out #2 (permalink) Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:51 pm   Mark out
 

As indicated in the test answer, mark out means destined. To destine is to aim someone in a certain direction: his daughter is destined to go to university, his intention is that his daughter will go to university.
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Mark out #3 (permalink) Mon Oct 30, 2006 14:17 pm   Mark out
 

Hi,

This expression has the sense of being singled out/picked out often at an early age and usually with the idea of achieving great things.

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Meaning of 'mark out' #4 (permalink) Mon Oct 30, 2006 14:24 pm   Meaning of 'mark out'
 

Hi Lenka,

Welcome to the forum and many thanks for asking such interesting questions. I saw that you had posted a couple of messages asking how to take these tests. Please take a look at the link below:

FAQ: Expressions: What does this mean?
http://www.english-test.net/faq/2/

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