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earmarkverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪər·mɑrk/
to intend something for a particular purpose: 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 legal request that is added to a law to make sure that an amount of money from the US Congress’s budget 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 federal budget. Earmarks often result in the expenditure of large sums of taxpayer money to help a limited number of people.
US LAW, POLITICS an amount of money from the US Congress’s budget 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 economic disaster because it would increase customer costs.

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 airport improvements.earmark sth as sth Africa was earmarked as a growth area.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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