English version

single somebody/something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsingle somebody/something ↔ out phrasal verbCHOOSEto choose one person or thing from among a group because they are better, worse, more important etc than the others for I don’t see why he should be singled out for special treatment. as One programme was singled out as being particularly good. single→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
single outIt all seemed to happen in a single night.Yes, zero tolerance does single people out, and more often than not, those people are black rather than white.Both processes are going on in the two locales, sometimes with a single agency carrying out both simultaneously.A very limited edition single was put out by Red Rhino, to promote the album it was actually unable to release.There is a hundred things to single you out for promotion in party politics besides ability.The high - tech promise is that soon there won't be a single place out of touch.Take off the cover and a single skilfully laid out, screened ground plane, printed circuit board is revealed.single forThere is a hundred things to single you out for promotion in party politics besides ability.
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Verb table
single
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysingle
he, she, itsingles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysingled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave singled
he, she, ithas singled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad singled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill single
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have singled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam singling
he, she, itis singling
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you, we, theyare singling
Past
I, he, she, itwas singling
you, we, theywere singling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been singling
he, she, ithas been singling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been singling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be singling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been singling
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