Definition of 'cull'
Example sentences containing 'cull'
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And it has an annual cull of weaker employees anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The number to be culled this year will be announced within the next few months. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Could now be the time to cull this wounded one from the pack? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Increasing attacks have led to calls for the protected animals to be culled. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only one in three of the top managers survived the cull. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The entire flock or herd will be culled if any are infected. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It all mounts up to an industry with inbuilt uncertainty and culling by numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Farmers are culling animals they cannot afford to keep as feed prices mount. The Sun (2012)But those clubs that have survived the cull are growing slowly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Attempts to cull the animals have caused controversy despite the widespread damage they can cause to the countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Our experts thought that it might take at least four annual culls for the full effects to be felt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)All culled from just one speech. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Step one of the cull will be to gas the badgers' burrows. The Sun (2012) Elephant culls are highly controversial. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That's how our democracy works best, not by mass culls of one side or the other. The Sun (2008)Government ministers say a cull will curb TB in cattle - but protesters insist it has little effect. The Sun (2013)If the deer population is excessive - as it assuredly is - is it best to "cull" the herd or let large numbers starve? A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)
Trends of 'cull'
Used Occasionally. cull is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'cull'
British English: cull VERB
If items or ideas are culled from a particular source or number of sources, they are taken and gathered together.
All this, needless to say, had been culled second-hand from radio reports.
Definition of cull from the Collins English Dictionary
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