weed out

VERB
  1. remove unwanted elements
    The new law weeds out the old inequities
    The company weeded out the incompetent people
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How To Use weed out In A Sentence

  • The UK's telecoms industry needs to weed out the fraudsters and scammers ripping off punters or face the threat of the plug being pulled on the premium rate industry.
  • Simply weed out the ones in the wrong places. Times, Sunday Times
  • Perez said that there were virtually no procedures in place to weed out corrupt officials.
  • We must weed out the yellow flowers among the onions as soon as possible.
  • Business development professionals often rely on simple rules of thumb to sort potential relationships and weed out unlikely partners.
  • The shark's job is to weed out the weaklings, the ill and the infirm and it is designed for that job.
  • Suburban communities swiftly expel sleazy politicians and weed out corrupt practices.
  • And they have applauded the role of the local community in helping the police to weed out the troublemakers.
  • All forms are being checked by Price Waterhouse computer systems to weed out illegal multiple applications.
  • Also, those courses are often designed to weed out weaker students from prospective majors.
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