weed out

Definition of weed out

  1. :  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

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

    :  one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants

    :  a weedy growth of plants

  1. :  to remove weeds or something harmful

    :  to clear of weeds

    :  to free from something hurtful or offensive

  1. :  garment

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

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

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

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

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

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

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