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earmark

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishearmarkear‧mark /ˈɪəmɑːk $ ˈɪrmɑːrk/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 CHOOSEto decide that something will be used for a particular purpose or have something done to it in the futurebe earmarked for something 🔊 85% of foreign aid is earmarked by Congress for specific purposes. 🔊 schools earmarked for closurebe earmarked as something 🔊 He had been earmarked as a potential leader. Grammar Earmark is usually passive.→ See Verb table
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earmarkWirral Council has earmarked £150,000 in its capital programme for refurbishment work.Dawson was earmarked as Reiner's successor as District Attorney.Last year, Working Assets distributed $ 2. 15 million to 36 liberal non-profits, as earmarked by individual customers.20% of the budget has already been earmarked for a new computer system.Unfortunately it had just been earmarked for housing.Even the increase proposed will put pressure on Congress to hold down other spending or dip into funds earmarked for Social Security.Berkowitz said a portion of the money paid to her clients would be earmarked for therapy and counseling sessions.For instance, one provision allows them to spend money earmarked for welfare on other programs.Churchill had already earmarked Lyttleton for the job.The funds are earmarked to help pay for the cathedral's renovation.
From Longman Business Dictionaryearmarkear‧mark /ˈɪəmɑːkˈɪrmɑːrk/ verb [transitive] to plan to use something for a particular purpose or to give someone a particular roleearmark somebody/something forOf the money provided, 80% was earmarked for use in metropolitan areas.earmark somebody/something asHe had been earmarked as a possible successor to Bush.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
earmark
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyearmark
he, she, itearmarks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyearmarked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave earmarked
he, she, ithas earmarked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad earmarked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill earmark
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have earmarked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam earmarking
he, she, itis earmarking
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you, we, theyare earmarking
Past
I, he, she, itwas earmarking
you, we, theywere earmarking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been earmarking
he, she, ithas been earmarking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been earmarking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be earmarking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been earmarking
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