verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- wee free,
- wee hours,
- weed cutter,
- weed killer,
- weed out,
- weed, thurlow,
- (of a restaurant worker) overwhelmed and falling behind in serving customers: Our waitress was so deep in the weeds that we waited 40 minutes for our burgers.
- in trouble; overwhelmed by problems: He knows our marriage is in deep weeds.
- involved in the details: I’m in the weeds of planning my wedding.
Origin of weed1
Examples from the Web for weeding
This system is meant to self-regulate by weeding out the bad eggs.
Transparency and clarity in financial markets have been key factors in weeding out bad actors and fraudsters.How Is America Really Doing? Wharton’s Idea for Better Accountability|Peter Schweizer|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jupiter trine Pluto, Friday, sees you weeding out buds who try to tone you down.
As one can imagine, this is a huge project: weeding out Muslim infiltrators in the U.S. government.
George Schultz once said that much of diplomacy is merely “weeding the garden.”
Now all these dangerous weapons went over into a poor man's garden, where his son and some other boys were weeding it.Forgotten Tales of Long Ago|E. V. Lucas
You know the true gardening rhyme, dont you?that One years seeding makes seven years weeding.The Children's Book of Gardening|Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
The man had also turned around, bent down, and gone on weeding the corn.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
If we must serve our time at weeding, let us at least weed intelligently.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
By the time the first weeding is finished, the plant will be over a foot high, and if necessary a second weeding is then given.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
- the weed tobacco
Word Origin for weed
Word Origin for weed
"to clear the ground of weeds," late Old English weodian, from the source of weed (n.). Related: Weeded; weeding.
"plant not valued for use or beauty," Old English weod, uueod "grass, herb, weed," from Proto-Germanic *weud- (cf. Old Saxon wiod, East Frisian wiud), of unknown origin. Meaning "tobacco" is from c.1600; that of "marijuana" is from 1920s.