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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysingle out
he/she/itsingles out
present participlesingling out
past tensesingled out
past participlesingled out
  1. single someone out to choose one person from a group for special attention
    single someone out for something:

    Katie was often singled out for punishment.

    single someone out as something:

    Who would you single out as the most promising student of the year?

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