wean sb off sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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wean sb off sth

(US also wean sb from sth)
phrasal verb with wean uk   us   /wiːn/ verb [T]
to make someone ​graduallystop using something that is ​bad for them: It's ​difficult to ​weanaddicts off ​cocaineonce they're ​hooked. The ​wholescheme is ​intended to ​weanpeople off ​welfaredependency.
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