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weed out


Verb (transitive)


Verb weed out has 1 sense

  • weed out(v = verb.possession) comb out - remove unwanted elements; "The company weeded out the incompetent people"; "The new law weeds out the old inequities"
  • is one way to get rid of, remove
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something


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


weed out

abstract, avulse, backset, cast off, cast out, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, cultivate, culture, cut, cut out, delve, deport, deracinate, dig, dig out, dig up, disentangle, dispose of, draw, draw out, dredge, dredge up, dress, eject, elide, eliminate, eradicate, evolve, evulse, excavate, excise, exile, expatriate, expel, exsect, extract, extricate, fallow, fertilize, force, get out, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, gouge out, grub up, harrow, hoe, liquidate, list, mine, mulch, outlaw, pick out, plow, pluck out, pluck up, prune, pull, pull out, pull up, purge, quarry, rake, rake out, remove, rip out, root out, root up, spade, strike off, strike out, take out, tear out, thin, thin out, throw over, throw overboard, till, till the soil, unearth, unravel, uproot, weed, withdraw, work, wrest out


weed out


VB give exit, give vent to, let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out, dispatch, despatch, exhale, excern, excrete, embogue, secrete, secern, extravasate, shed, void, evacuation, emit, open the sluices, open the floodgates, turn on the tap, extrude, detrude, effuse, spend, expend, pour forth, squirt, spirt, spurt, spill, slop, perspire, breathe, blow, tap, draw off, bale out, lade out, let blood, broach, eject, reject, expel, discard, cut, send to coventry, boycott, chasser, banish, bounce, fire, fire out, throw, throw out, throw up, throw off, throw away, throw aside, push, throw out, throw off, throw away, throw aside, shovel out, shovel away, sweep out, sweep away, brush off, brush away, whisk off, whisk away, turn off, turn away, send off, send away, discharge, send adrift, turn adrift, cast adrift, turn out, bundle out, throw overboard, give the sack to, send packing, send about one's business, send to the right about, strike off the roll, turn out neck and heels, turn out head and shoulders, turn out neck and crop, pack off, send away with a flea in the ear, send to Jericho, bow out, show the door to, turn out of doors, turn out of house and home, evict, oust, unhouse, unkennel, dislodge, unpeople, dispeople, depopulate, relegate, deport, empty, drain to the dregs, sweep off, clear off, clear out, clear away, suck, draw off, clean out, make a clean sweep of, clear decks, purge, embowel, disbowel, disembowel, eviscerate, gut, unearth, root out, root up, averuncate, weed out, get out, eliminate, get rid of, do away with, shake off, exenterate, vomit, throw up, regurgitate, spew, puke, keck, retch, heave, upchuck, chuck up, barf, belch out, cast up, bring up, be sick, get sick, worship the porcelain god, disgorge, expectorate, clear the throat, hawk, spit, sputter, splutter, slobber, drivel, slaver, slabber, eructate, drool, unpack, unlade, unload, unship, offload, break bulk, dump, be let out, spew forth, erupt, ooze.


VB extract, draw, take out, draw out, pull out, tear out, pluck out, pick out, get out, wring from, wrench, extort, root up, weed up, grub up, rake up, root out, weed out, grub out, rake out, eradicate, pull up by the roots, pluck up by the roots, averruncate, unroot, uproot, pull up, extirpate, dredge, remove, educe, elicit, evolve, extricate, eliminate, eviscerate, express, squeeze out, press out.

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