weed out

weed out
W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weed out]
    • /wid aʊt/
    • /wiːd ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weed out]
    • /wid aʊt/

Definitions of weed out words

  • noun weed out a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop. 1
  • noun weed out any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted: The vacant lot was covered with weeds. 1
  • noun weed out Informal. a cigarette or cigar. 1
  • noun weed out Slang. a marijuana cigarette. 1
  • noun weed out a thin, ungainly person or animal. 1
  • noun weed out a wretched or useless animal, especially a horse unfit for racing or breeding purposes. 1

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Origin of weed out

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wede, Old English wēod; cognate with Old Saxon wiod weed, Middle Dutch wiet fern

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Parts of speech for Weed out


weed out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for weed out

verb weed out

  • avulse — to remove or take away by force
  • blot out — If one thing blots out another thing, it is in front of the other thing and prevents it from being seen.
  • catheterize — to insert a catheter into
  • deracinate — to pull up by or as if by the roots; uproot; extirpate
  • dig up — to break up, turn over, or remove earth, sand, etc., as with a shovel, spade, bulldozer, or claw; make an excavation.

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