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weed
American English: /wid/
British English: /wiːd/

Translation of weed in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 countable (wild plant) he's shot up like a weed (American English)
    ha pegado un estirón
    Example sentences
    • Write down which plants were infected with diseases and where the weeds grew most.
    • Typically, herbicides are applied only to the strip of ground directly under the vine, and weeds growing between the rows are controlled by cultivation or mowing.
    • There are several small varieties that grow wild as weeds in North America.
    1.2 uncountable (aquatic growth)
    algas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The weed impedes water's natural flow and can destroy native communities of aquatic plants and animals.
    • There's plenty of weed growing around them, and although not particularly pleasant to look at, among its folds you will see plenty of hovering juvenile pike.
    • The west bank is more sandy and shallow with weed growing, and the opposite bank more rocky and deeper.
  • 3 countable (feeble person)
    (British English) [colloquial]
    alfeñique (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • ‘I have always been a bit of a weed, to be honest, and I am always being told to try weight training and go to a gym,’ he said.
    • ‘Well, some thought he was a bit of a weed, but he doesn't come around anymore,’ he quipped.
  • 4
    also: weeds plural
    (clothes) [archaic]
    ropa (feminine) de luto (de viuda)

transitive verb

  • (garden/flowerbed)
    deshierbar
    desherbar
    desmalezar (Latin America)
    sacar los yuyos de (River Plate area)
    Example sentences
    • Once an area is weeded, a deep mulch will go some way towards stopping weeds from reappearing.
    • The group cleared and cleaned the pond, weeded the area, pruned the shrubs, fertilised the soil and planted out bedding plants.
    • I'd worked through worse weather weeding the fields and it wasn't that cold.

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

weed out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1 (remove from ground)
(weak plants/seedlings)
quitar
arrancar
1.2 (reject)
(errors/items)
eliminar
(applicants)
eliminar
descartar

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