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weed out

vb
(tr, adverb) to separate out, remove, or eliminate (anything unwanted): to weed out troublesome students.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.weed out - remove unwanted elementsweed out - remove unwanted elements; "The company weeded out the incompetent people"; "The new law weeds out the old inequities"
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
Translations
يُزيل، يَقْتَلِع
luge ud i
losa viî, grisja
defetmektemizlemek

w>weed out

vt sep
plantausreißen; flowerbedUnkraut ntjäten in (+dat)
(fig)aussondern

weed

(wiːd) noun
any wild plant, especially when growing among cultivated plants or where it is not wanted. The garden is full of weeds.
verb
to remove weeds (from). to weed the garden.
ˈweedkiller noun
a chemical etc used to kill weeds.
weed out
to remove (things which are unwanted) from a group or collection.
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In the jury selection proceedings for the same 1984 Morgentaler trial, jury manipulation went on under the nose of Judge Parker as potential jurors were carefully screened to weed out regular church-goers and housewives and others deemed likely to be sympathetic to the pro-life cause.
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social and cultural rights, State Parties shall undertake such measures to the maximum extent of their available resources, and where needed within the scope and framework of international cooperation, as would be necessary to weed out this curse from their country.