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pronunciation:
wid
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any undesirable plant that grows wild, as in gardens or among cultivated crops.
 
definition 2: (informal) tobacco or a cigarette (usu. prec. by the).
definition 3: (slang) marijuana.
similar words:
pot
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: weeded, weeding, weeds
definition 1: to clear (a garden, field, or the like) of weeds.
definition 2: to remove as worthless or undesirable (often fol. by out).
He weeded out several paragraphs from the manuscript.
similar words:
prune
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to remove weeds.
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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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  farm, garden, grass, plant