weed out

phrasal verb
weeded out; weeding out; weeds out

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.

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“Weed out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weed%20out. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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