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weed

2 verb
     
Related topics: Gardening
weed2 [intransitive and transitive]
DLG to remove unwanted plants from a garden or other place
weeding noun [uncountable]

weed somebody/something ↔ out

phrasal verb
to get rid of people or things that are not very good:
The research will help governments to weed out ineffective aid schemes.
WORD FOCUS: garden WORD FOCUS: garden
parts of a garden: lawn, flowerbed, hedge, patio, rockery, pond, greenhouse, compost heap, kitchen garden

things you do in the garden: cut the grass/mow the lawn, weed the flowerbeds, sow seeds, plant flowers/bushes/trees, water the plants, cut back/prune roses and other bushes, trim the hedge


See also
garden

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