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01. Scott spent the morning pulling [weeds] in the garden.
02. The labor of [weeding] the garden was too much for his weak back.
03. Beaver Lake is getting full of [weeds], and is dangerous for swimmers in some parts.
04. The desert of Kuwait is covered with patches of coarse, [weedy] grass and small bushes.
05. The main purpose of growing rice in flooded fields is to drown the [weeds] surrounding the young seedlings.
06. I can't believe how neat their yard is. There's not a [weed] in sight, and even the dirt looks clean.
07. All the vegetables in my garden are doing poorly, but the [weeds] are certainly growing fast.
08. I had to go away for a couple of weeks and by the time I got back the garden was full of [weeds].
09. My back is really sore from [weeding] the garden all day.
10. If you don't keep the [weeds] under control, they'll take over.
11. Your kids are growing like [weeds]. I can't believe how tall they are.
12. Shirley was out [weeding] the flower beds all afternoon, so she's pretty tired out.
13. This vine is considered a [weed] here in our area, but in Japan they like it and actually plant it in their gardens.
14. My neighbor used some kind of [weed] killer on his grass, and I'm afraid it'll make my dog sick.
15. [Weeds] are choking the lake and making it dangerous for swimmers.
16. The blades of the boat's propellers were tangled in [weeds].
17. Thomas Fuller once observed that a good garden may have some [weeds].
18. A Finnish proverb notes that to an optimist every [weed] is a flower, but to a pessimist every flower is a [weed].
19. A Belgian proverb notes that we have quite enough to do [weeding] our own garden.
20. A Danish proverb advises, "Go often to the house of a friend; for [weeds] soon choke up the unused path."

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  • Weed — /weed/, n. Thurlow /therr loh/, 1797 1882, U.S. journalist and politician. * * * Any plant growing where it is not wanted. On land under cultivation, weeds compete with crops for water, light, and nutrients. On rangelands and in pastures, weeds… …   Universalium

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  • Weed — Weed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weeding}.] [AS. we[ o]dian. See 3d {Weed}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weed — Weed, n. [OE. weed, weod, AS. we[ o]d, wi[ o]d, akin to OS. wiod, LG. woden the stalks and leaves of vegetables D. wieden to weed, OS. wiod[=o]n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Underbrush; low shrubs. [Obs. or Archaic] [1913 Webster] One rushing forth out of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weed´i|ly — weed|y «WEE dee», adjective, weed|i|er, weed|i|est. 1. full of weeds: »a weedy garden. 2. of or like a weed or weeds. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • weed|y — «WEE dee», adjective, weed|i|er, weed|i|est. 1. full of weeds: »a weedy garden. 2. of or like a weed or weeds. 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Weed — (w[=e]d), n. [OE. wede, AS. w[=ae]de, w[=ae]d; akin to OS. w[=a]di, giw[=a]di, OFries, w[=e]de, w[=e]d, OD. wade, OHG. w[=a]t, Icel. v[=a][eth], Zend vadh to clothe.] [1913 Webster] 1. A garment; clothing; especially, an upper or outer garment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weed — Weed, CA U.S. city in California Population (2000): 2978 Housing Units (2000): 1293 Land area (2000): 4.854940 sq. miles (12.574237 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.854940 sq. miles (12.574237… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Weed, CA — U.S. city in California Population (2000): 2978 Housing Units (2000): 1293 Land area (2000): 4.854940 sq. miles (12.574237 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.854940 sq. miles (12.574237 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • weed — ► NOUN 1) a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants. 2) informal cannabis. 3) (the weed) informal tobacco. 4) informal a weak or skinny person. ► VERB 1) remove weeds from …   English terms dictionary

  • Weed — Weed, n. A sudden illness or relapse, often attended with fever, which attacks women in childbed. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English