mark off

mark off
1) PHRASAL VERB If you mark off a piece or length of something, you make it separate, for example by putting a line on it or around it.

[V P n (not pron)] He used a rope to mark off the circle...

[V P n (not pron)] Read the text through and mark off the sections you find particularly applicable.

2) PHRASAL VERB If a particular quality or feature marks someone or something off from other people or things, it is unusual and makes them obviously different.

[V n P from n] Her clothes, of course, marked her off from a great number of the delegates at the conference...

[V n P as n] The traditionalist influences within the navy marked it off as a rather old-fashioned institution.

3) PHRASAL VERB If you mark off a date on a calendar or an item on a list, you put a line through it or next to it, in order to show that it has been completed or dealt with.

[V P n (not pron)] He marked off the days on a calendar...

[V n P] Miss Hoare called out names and marked them off.


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