Definition of 'weed'
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Now gardeners treat it as a weed and pull it up. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why do you love that precious hour weeding and planting pots? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The aim is to modify growing conditions to favour grass over weeds and moss. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The next morning my brother is weeding his flower garden beside the house. Christianity Today (2000)The ground needs to be kept reasonably moist and you should remove any weeds that emerge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These make an agreeable walking surface and keep down weeds very effectively. The Education of a Gardener (1994)The weed masked underlying problems you now need to face. The Sun (2008)Simply weed out the ones in the wrong places. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Grass and weeds had grown so thick that a large cross had disappeared from view. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Scoop unwanted blanket weed out of garden ponds. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Remove weeds from the base of cane fruits and then apply a mulch. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Once again organic growers rely on a combination of methods to keep weeds under control. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)But too often new ones sprout like weeds. The Sun (2013)But what's the best way to banish the evil weed? The Sun (2007)You can pull up one weed, but you know that two more will appear elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And it certainly doesn't help people who are trying to ditch the evil weed. The Sun (2006)But that doesn't touch the weed grasses. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I don't usually line the bottom unless there is a major weed problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'weed'
British English: weed /wiːd/ NOUN
A weed is a wild plant growing where it is not wanted, for example in a garden.
The garden was full of weeds.
- American English: weed
- Arabic: عُشْبَةٌ ضَارَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: erva daninha
- Chinese: 野草
- Croatian: korov
- Czech: plevel
- Danish: tang plante
- Dutch: onkruid
- European Spanish: mala hierba
- Finnish: rikkaruoho
- French: mauvaise herbe
- German: Unkraut
- Greek: ζιζάνιο
- Italian: erbaccia
- Japanese: 雑草
- Korean: 잡초
- Norwegian: ugras
- Polish: chwast
- European Portuguese: erva daninha
- Romanian: buruiană
- Russian: сорняк
- Spanish: mala hierba
- Swedish: ogräs
- Thai: วัชพืช
- Turkish: yabani ot
- Ukrainian: бур'ян
- Vietnamese: cỏ dại
British English: weed VERB
If you weed an area, you remove the weeds from it.
He was weeding the garden.
He was out weeding around some perennials.
Definition of weed from the Collins English Dictionary
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