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- v. To separate by or as with a boundary line.
- v. To indicate as dealt with, as on a list.
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- v. set boundaries to and delimit
- v. put a check mark on or near or next to
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If the Kaiser asked a question, Ludendorff would clap his monocle in his eye, bend over his map, mark off distances … detail the names and numbers of divisions, times of attack and the objective aimed at.
One may mark off significant developments in his thought over this twoscore years, but one can hardly miss the fundamental consistency in his entire life's work.
It’s one thing to mark off an isolate of some ecosystem, hang a sign saying MINUSCULE NATIONAL PARK, post wardens to guard the boundaries from encroachment, and call it protected.
Here the trees were all disciplined, lined up in rows to mark off one farmer's field from another.