Weed out
Weed out Weed out, v. t. to selectively remove; same as {weed[2]}, v. t.; -- of things that are useless or harmful. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • weed\ out — v 1. To remove what is unwanted, harmful, or not good enough from. Mother weeded out the library because there were too many books. Many colleges and universities weed out their freshman classes to make room for better students. 2. To take (what… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • weed out — v. (D; tr.) to weed out from * * * (D; tr.) to weed out from …   Combinatory dictionary

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