Weed

Weed

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Weeding.] [AS. wedian. See 3d Weed.]
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1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
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2. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate; -- commonly used with out; as, to weed out inefficiency from an enterprise. "Weed up thyme." Shak.
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Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill things.
Ascham.
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Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Bacon.
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3. To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
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He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to Elaiana.
Howell.
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4. (Stock Breeding) To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.
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