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single sb/sth out

phrasal verb with single uk   us   /ˈsɪŋ.ɡl̩/ verb [I]
to ​choose one ​person or thing from a ​group for ​specialattention, ​especiallycriticism or ​praise: It's not ​fair the way my ​sister is always ​singled out forspecialtreatment. Jamie was ​thrilled when the ​teachersingled out his ​poem and ​asked him to ​read it ​aloud.
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