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single

3 verb
     
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single somebody/something ↔ out

phrasal verb
to choose one person or thing from among a group because they are better, worse, more important etc than the others
single somebody/something ↔ out for
I don't see why he should be singled out for special treatment.
single somebody/something ↔ out as
One programme was singled out as being particularly good.

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