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weed1

 
 
pronunciation:
wid
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: any plant that grows wild where it is not wanted, especially in gardens or among farm crops.
We pulled weeds from our lawn.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: weeds, weeding, weeded
definition 1: to clear of weeds.
We weed our vegetable garden every week.
definition 2: to remove as not wanted (often followed by "out").
He weeded out several paragraphs from the story he was writing.
derivations: weedless (adj.), weedlike (adj.), weeder (n.)
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The word weed and the contraction we'd ("we had" or "we would") sound alike but have different meanings.
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