screen out

phrasal verb

screened out; screening out; screens out
: 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
: to prevent (something harmful) from passing through
lotion that screens out the sun's harmful rays

Examples of screen out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With likely voters having largely made their minds up already and split evenly, the mood of the unlikely voter – who is intentionally screened out of most surveys by pollsters – may have an outsized impact on the 2024 election outcome. David Paleologos, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 That means curation is increasingly vital to screening out nonsense. Charles Seife, Scientific American, 28 Sep. 2023 This landmark decision effectively allowed communities to limit higher-density residential development and screen out people who could not afford to buy a home. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 5 Aug. 2023 Dance First will screen out of competition at San Sebastian. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Aug. 2023 Moreover, not all recruiters are equally affected: Another recent study showed that recruiters who also have prior entrepreneurial experience – as well as women and those who were recently hired – were less likely to screen out former business owners. Jacob A. Waddingham, Fortune, 6 Sep. 2023 Make a list of your goals for planting: extending the bloom season, attracting pollinators, adding texture, screening out views, etc. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 Black people and Hispanics were also screened out at somewhat higher rates in the trial for Lilly’s experimental drug donanemab, said Dr Mark Mintun, Lilly’s group vice president for neuroscience research and development. Reuters, NBC News, 31 July 2023 Asked specifically how many recruits had been screened out, and for how many times recruiters had used new tools to scrutinize recruits' tattoos or personal histories as directed, military officials were unable to provide answers. Will Carless, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Screen out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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