screen out

VERB
  1. examine in order to test suitability
    screen these samples
    screen the job applicants
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How To Use screen out In A Sentence

  • There is currently no way to screen out all the genetic abnormalities likely to be present in a cloned embryo.
  • Mesh barriers or sieves can screen out anything larger than a certain size from incoming water.
  • The answer, he says, seems to be that longer courtship is a way for the female to acquire information about the male: the new mathematical model shows that an extended courtship enables females to screen out males who are unsuitable to mate with -- and give males an opportunity to signal that, no, in fact they are very suitable. My review of the True Jive Pluckers...
  • It's hard to screen out the creeps and the perverts and the losers while holding out hope you'll some day meet Mr. Right.
  • But even when we don't actively seek out evidence which confirms our favorite meta-truths and screen out evidence which disconfirms them, we can still manage to preserve our favorite impression.
  • Chemical UVA absorbers, such as benzophenones and benzotriazoles in varying strengths, in conjunction with the film's polyester base, screen out almost 100 percent of UVB and UVA, without reducing visibility.
  • Before hand his 'body language' looked anything but 'bolshie', more disorientated and demoralised and trying to screen out the mahem around him. John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...
  • I want a boundary hedge at the bottom of my garden to screen out parked cars. Times, Sunday Times
  • He realized that, unless he was somehow able to screen out the miscreants, he would be spending all his time policing the area.
  • Or to screen out any genetic abnormalities? Times, Sunday Times
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