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earmark

US [ˈɪrˌmɑrk]
UK [ˈɪə(r)ˌmɑː(r)k]
  • n.标记;特征
  • v.指定…的用途;预先安排
  • Web拨款;指定用途;专项拨款
Plural Form:earmarks  Present Participle:earmarking  Past Tense:earmarked  
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v.
1.
[usupass]
指定…的用途;预先安排,确定(未来发生的事情)to decide that sth will be used for a particular purpose, or to state that sth will happen to sb/sth in the future
The money had been earmarked for spending on new school buildings.
这笔款项已指定用于新校舍建设。
The factory has been earmarked for closure.
这家工厂已被指定关闭。
She was earmarked early as a possible champion.
人们早就认定她有可能夺冠。
n.
1.
[usupl]
标记;特征a feature or quality that is typical of sb/sth
The incident has all the earmarks of a terrorist attack.
这一事件具有恐怖袭击的所有特征。

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