verb (used with object)
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Origin of cull
OTHER WORDS FROM cullculler, nounoutcull, verb (used with object)o·ver·cull, verb (used with object)un·culled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cull
Denmark will dig up millions of dead mink after a hasty cull and burial intended to stamp out a coronavirus mutation ended with the rotting carcasses triggering a new contamination risk.Denmark to exhume bodies of COVID-19 infected mink over contamination risk|kdunn6|December 21, 2020|Fortune
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the head of the biggest opposition party, the Liberals, told broadcaster TV2 he won’t back the government’s proposal for a mass cull here and now.
In 2012 she again raised eyebrows when she suggested that badgers shot in any cull should be eaten.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this case, a cull of the Taliban and ISAF tweets yields a unique view into the current state of Afghan affairs.
Steele visited Sparks in Harlem to cull from his collection of high-end labels and vintage pieces.Queer Style A History of Fashion at FIT in New York|Peter Davis|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast speed-read the book, which is out today, to cull the biggest, juiciest revelations.
To cull him now would make little sense: It would, in effect, be to kill an ant with a nuclear weapon.
Of the many epitaphs on sportsmen to be seen in Nottinghamshire, we cull a few of the choicest.Curious Epitaphs|William Andrews
Your chief work will be to cull flowers from the forest for my devotions.Folk-Tales of Bengal|Lal Behari Day
In the old days the usurer used his own name, now they cull the peerage for the most historical they can find.London in the Sixties|One of the Old Brigade
"You'll have to cull your herd a bit, that's all," Mac said; and needlework was pointed out as a luxury.We of the Never-Never|Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
Part of a padre's recognized function is to cull and purvey news.The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad|Edward John Thompson