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(idiomatic) To remove unwanted elements from a group.
Who better to weed out traitors than the one who could see them for what they were?
The intensive battery of personality and psychological tests tend to weed out anyone truly unstable.
His object was more to weed out illegitimate accretions than to furnish a traditional basis for a system of law.
A sub-plot, without parallel in Shakespeare, dealt with attempts to weed out racist bigotry from the Met.
This is simply to weed out casual lookers and to keep the process as quick as possible for all involved.
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