weed out

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weed out

(tr, adverb) to separate out, remove, or eliminate (anything unwanted): to weed out troublesome students.
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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"
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(wiːd) noun
any wild plant, especially when growing among cultivated plants or where it is not wanted. The garden is full of weeds.
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.