Definition of single out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

single out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

single somebody/somethingout (for something/as somebody/something)

 
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to choose someone or something from a group for special attention She was singled out for criticism. He was singled out as the outstanding performer of the games.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: single out