screen out

phrasal verb
screened out; screening out; screens out

Definition of screen out

1 : to remove (someone or something that is not suitable for a particular purpose) from a group that is being examined screening out job applicants who have less than three years' experience
2 : to prevent (something harmful) from passing through lotion that screens out the sun's harmful rays

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“Screen out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screen%20out. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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