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  1. earmark

    • IPA[ˈirˌmärk]

    美式

    • v.
      designate (something, typically funds or resources) for a particular purpose;mark the ear of (an animal) as a sign of ownership or identity.
    • n.
      a characteristic or identifying feature;a congressional directive that funds should be spent on a specific project.
    • verb: earmark, 3rd person present: earmarks, gerund or present participle: earmarking, past tense: earmarked, past participle: earmarked

    • noun: earmark, plural noun: earmarks

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. designate (something, typically funds or resources) for a particular purpose the new money will be earmarked for cancer research
    • 2. mark the ear of (an animal) as a sign of ownership or identity.

    名詞

    • 1. a characteristic or identifying feature this car has all the earmarks of a classic
    • 2. US a congressional directive that funds should be spent on a specific project.
    • 3. a mark on the ear of a domesticated animal indicating ownership or identity.