mark


mark
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noun
1 spot/line
ADJECTIVE
dirty, grubby
visible
distinguishing, identifying

Does he have any distinguishing marks?

chalk, pencil
finger (usually fingermark), scuff, skid, tyre/tire
bite, burn, claw, puncture, scorch, scratch, slash, stretch, tooth

There were two small puncture marks on her arm.

VERB + MARK
get

How did you get that mark on your shirt?

leave, make

The dirty water left a mark around the side of the bathtub.

get off, get out, remove

I can't get the children's dirty fingermarks off the wall.

MARK + VERB
come off, come out

These greasy marks just won't come out.

PREPOSITION
mark on

There were grubby marks on the wall.

2 sign of a quality/feeling
ADJECTIVE
deep, indelible, permanent

The experience left a deep mark on her memory.

real

the real mark of a master craftsman

VERB + MARK
bear, have
leave
PREPOSITION
mark of

Such thoughtfulness is the mark of a true gentleman.

PHRASES
as a mark of respect, make your mark (= have an impact)

Women are continuing to make their mark in business.

3 (esp. BrE) used to show the standard of sb's work
ADJECTIVE
good, high
bad, low, poor
full

I got full marks for my homework.

top
pass (BrE)

What's the pass mark in chemistry?

total
average
VERB + MARK
get, receive
deserve

The festival organizers deserve high marks. (figurative)

give sb
deduct

Marks are deducted for incorrect spelling.

gain
lose
PREPOSITION
mark for

You get two marks for each correct answer.

a good mark for geography

mark out of

How many marks out of ten would you give it?

4 level of sth
ADJECTIVE
halfway

We've reached the halfway mark in the show.

tide (usually tidemark)
high-tide, low-tide
high-water, low-water
$10 million, £2 billion, 30-minute, etc.

Spending has now reached the $1 million mark.

By the film's 30-minute mark, most of the audience have lost the plot.

VERB + MARK
set
approach, near

Their relationship was approaching the two-year mark.

reach
break, pass, surpass

This year's sales figures have already passed the mark set last year.

fall short of
PREPOSITION
above the mark, below the mark
around the mark

around the $500 mark

at a/the mark

The river was at its low-water mark.

up to the mark (= as good as sb/sth should be)

Your grammar is not quite up to the mark.

5 target
ADJECTIVE
easy
VERB + MARK
find, hit

The shot found its mark.

miss, overshoot
PHRASES
wide of the mark (figurative)

Shock tactics often fall wide of their mark.

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verb
1 write/draw sth
ADVERB
clearly

My room was clearly marked on the plan.

carefully

She carefully marked where the screws were to go.

indelibly, permanently
PREPOSITION
as

Certain words were marked as important.

for

Some of the crates were marked for export.

in

Mark the position of all the building sites in black.

on

All buildings are marked on the map.

with

The boundary was marked with a dotted line.

2 affect sb/sth
ADVERB
indelibly, permanently

Christianity has indelibly marked the culture and consciousness of Europe.

deeply

The town is still deeply marked by the memory of the Depression.

3 be a sign of sth
ADVERB
effectively
officially

Members of the club officially marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

publicly

The wedding ceremony publicly marks the beginning of commitment to another through marriage.

VERB + MARK
appear to, seem to

This speech appears to mark a change in government policy.

Mark is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arrow, ↑ceremony, ↑festival, ↑line, ↑march, ↑plaque, ↑sign, ↑year
Mark is used with these nouns as the object: ↑anniversary, ↑appearance, ↑arrival, ↑ballot, ↑beginning, ↑birthday, ↑border, ↑boundary, ↑box, ↑centenary, ↑climax, ↑completion, ↑culmination, ↑dawn, ↑death, ↑departure, ↑difference, ↑disapproval, ↑edge, ↑emergence, ↑end, ↑entrance, ↑envelope, ↑epoch, ↑era, ↑event, ↑exam, ↑grave, ↑homework, ↑inauguration, ↑launch, ↑line, ↑milestone, ↑occasion, ↑onset, ↑opening, ↑paper, ↑passage, ↑passing, ↑perimeter, ↑period, ↑phase, ↑place, ↑progress, ↑retirement, ↑return, ↑reversal, ↑shift, ↑spot, ↑stage, ↑start, ↑stress, ↑territory, ↑test, ↑transition, ↑turn, ↑turning point, ↑watershed

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