earmark

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The act of setting something aside for a specific use or purpose in the future. For example, goods may be earmarked prior to being exported in the future. Most commonly used to refer to funds that have been set aside in order to pay for a specific project; "The President had earmarked 5 billion dollars for a new military initiative."

Use 'earmark' in a Sentence

My friend had paid off his debt, he said that he had money earmarked just in case he needed it.
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I noticed that a lot of the animals had an earmark on their left ear to show that they were owned by someone.
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Sometimes you may end up with a glut of a certain product and you can earmark it to be released at a later date.
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