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weed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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weedweed1 /wiːd/ ●○○ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable]HBP a wild plant growing where it is not wanted that prevents crops or garden flowers from growing properly πŸ”Š the constant battle against weeds2 [uncountable]HBP a plant without flowers that grows on water in a large green floating mass β†’ seaweed3 [countable] British English informalWEAK someone who is weak πŸ”Š Nigel’s such a weed, isn’t he?4 β†’ like weeds5 β†’ the weed6 [uncountable]MDD cannabis7 β†’ (widow’s) weeds
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weedβ€’ Everyone called me a weed when I was at school because I was so bad at sports.β€’ It may even look like a rather pretty weed, but it's still a weed.β€’ Dorothea bent down and pulled weeds out of the garden.β€’ A rich soil soon becomes home to rampant weeds which smother less competitive, more attractive plants.β€’ He spent a whole year bumming from friends, crashing in strange places, selling weed with pals to make his bread.β€’ Nor is genetic engineering the only way weeds become herbicide-resistant.
Related topics: Gardening
weedweed2 verb [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DLGto remove unwanted plants from a garden or other place β€”weeding noun [uncountable] β†’ weed somebody/something ↔ out
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weedβ€’ In particular, men assist more with ploughing as well as with sowing, weeding and harvesting.β€’ Among those prickly areas: the use of technology and the process for weeding books and periodicals from the system.β€’ Suburban communities swiftly expel sleazy politicians and weed out corrupt practices.β€’ The turnover of wild individuals in an established population is a drastic weeding out of animals that are either unfit or unlucky.β€’ Deceased family and friends are honored as their graves are cleaned, weeded, refurbished and painted by family and friends.β€’ The idea is that recruits from the towns will weed the crops.β€’ The women polish the furniture, scrub the kitchen and weed the flowerbeds while Mrs McCormick is gone.
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Verb table
weed
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyweed
he, she, itweeds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyweeded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave weeded
he, she, ithas weeded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad weeded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill weed
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have weeded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam weeding
he, she, itis weeding
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you, we, theyare weeding
Past
I, he, she, itwas weeding
you, we, theywere weeding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been weeding
he, she, ithas been weeding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been weeding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be weeding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been weeding
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