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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.
It used to be a flower garden, but now it's filled with weeds.
definition 2: (informal) marijuana.
The cops stopped him for drunk driving and then found some weed in his car.
similar words:
dope, pot
definition 3: (informal) tobacco or a cigarette.
Are you still smoking weeds? I thought you'd quit.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: weeds, weeding, weeded
definition 1: to clear (a garden, field, or the like) of weeds.
We weed our vegetable garden every week.
definition 2: to remove as worthless or undesirable (often fol. by "out").
He weeded out several paragraphs from the manuscript.
similar words:
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to remove weeds.
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derivations: weedless (adj.), weedlike (adj.), weeder (n.)
Homophone Note
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