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earmarkverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪər·mɑrk/
to ​intend something for a ​particularpurpose: Ten thousand ​dollars of this year’s ​budget is earmarked for the ​renovation of the ​building.
(Definition of earmark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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earmarknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪəmɑːk/
US LAW, POLITICS in the US, a ​legalrequest that is ​added to a ​law to make sure that an ​amount of ​money from the US Congress’sbudget is ​spent on a particular ​project: Members of the Party used the 111th ​Congress to ​request hundreds of earmarks that ​added more than $1 ​billion to the ​federalbudget. Earmarks often ​result in the ​expenditure of large ​sums of ​taxpayermoney to ​help a ​limitednumber of ​people.
US LAW, POLITICS an ​amount of ​money from the US Congress’sbudget to be ​spent on a particular ​project: A senator obtained an earmark of $1.5 million last ​year to ​deal with a beetle that attacks trees, lawns, and ​crops.
a characteristic or ​feature that is typical of a ​person or thing: He said the ​plan had all the earmarks of an ​economicdisaster because it would ​increasecustomercosts.

earmarkverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪəmɑːk/
to ​keep or ​plan to use something for a particular ​purpose: earmark sth for sth The ​money had been earmarked for ​airportimprovements.earmark sth as sth Africa was earmarked as a ​growtharea.earmark sth to do sth Around 100 ​stores are earmarked to be ​sold.
(Definition of earmark from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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