weed out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of weed out

: to remove (people or things that are not wanted) from a group
  • They will review the applications to weed out the less qualified candidates.

Word by Word Definitions

weed play
  1. : a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth

  2. : a weedy growth of plants

  3. : an aquatic plant

  1. : to remove weeds or something harmful

  2. : to clear of weeds

  3. : to free from something hurtful or offensive

  1. : garment

  2. : dress worn as a sign of mourning (as by a widow)

  3. : a band of crape worn on a man's hat as a sign of mourning

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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