Meaning of WEED in English

WEED

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

weed the garden (= remove unwanted wild plants )

She was outside weeding the garden.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

perennial

First dig out all the perennial weeds .

They may take a week or so to work, but can kill most deep-rooted perennial weeds without being persistent.

You are also turning up the relics of perennial weeds that can be difficult to eliminate later.

New ground should be cleared of perennial weed , removing deep roots of docks, thistles and bindweed.

■ NOUN

control

On weed control for all the plots, the Novartis team had the edge.

Autumn residuals proved critical for good weed control .

It also proved that mistakes with weed control were expensive to rectify later.

killer

Soil: The favourite growing medium for waterlilies is heavy garden soil that has not been in contact with insecticides or weed killers .

Napalm poured into the villages while weed killers defoliated the countryside.

Use weed killers very selectively, for spot rather than general treatment.

For maximum effectiveness, weed killers and fertilizers should be applied now, says Glenn Hester, a Hidalgo County cotton farmer.

In a typical year, Valley cotton farmers would be in the fields now, applying weed killer and preparing the land.

■ VERB

clear

And so it remained, an eyesore and a danger, although Beth herself regularly cleared the weeds from the path.

New ground should be cleared of perennial weed , removing deep roots of docks, thistles and bindweed.

grow

You don't have to bother with all this stuff, you just leave it, to grow weeds .

kill

However, although there was no damage to the crop, the herbicide was almost totally ineffective in killing the weeds .

They may take a week or so to work, but can kill most deep-rooted perennial weeds without being persistent.

Other uses include removing Artex, lifting vinyl floor tiles, killing weeds and sterilising soil, etc.

Among other tips, they suggest a chemical- free way to kill weeds is to use old carpet.

And no herbicides to kill weeds and no pesticides.

pull

The third woman went to pull a weed in her front yard and a rattler bit her hand.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Dorothea bent down and pulled weeds out of the garden.

Everyone called me a weed when I was at school because I was so bad at sports.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A rich soil soon becomes home to rampant weeds which smother less competitive, more attractive plants.

He spent a whole year bumming from friends, crashing in strange places, selling weed with pals to make his bread.

It may even look like a rather pretty weed , but it's still a weed.

Nor is genetic engineering the only way weeds become herbicide-resistant.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Among those prickly areas: the use of technology and the process for weeding books and periodicals from the system.

Deceased family and friends are honored as their graves are cleaned, weeded, refurbished and painted by family and friends.

In particular, men assist more with ploughing as well as with sowing, weeding and harvesting.

Suburban communities swiftly expel sleazy politicians and weed out corrupt practices.

The idea is that recruits from the towns will weed the crops.

The turnover of wild individuals in an established population is a drastic weeding out of animals that are either unfit or unlucky.

The women polish the furniture, scrub the kitchen and weed the flowerbeds while Mrs McCormick is gone.

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