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"weed" in British English

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weednoun

uk   us   /wiːd/

weed noun (PLANT)

C2 [C] any ​wildplant that ​grows in an ​unwantedplace, ​especially in a ​garden or ​field where it ​prevents the cultivatedplants from ​growingfreely [U] slang →  cannabis [U] UK old-fashioned informal →  tobacco

weed noun (PERSON)

[C] UK informal disapproving someone who is ​thin and ​physicallyweak or who is ​weak in ​character: He ​looks like a ​real weed in those ​shorts.

weedverb [I or T]

uk   us   /wiːd/
to ​removewildplants from a ​place where they are not ​wanted: I've been weeding (the ​vegetablegarden).
weeding
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈwiː.dɪŋ/
There's plenty of weeding to do now that the ​growing season's ​started.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of weed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"weed" in American English

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weednoun [C]

 us   /wid/
any ​wildplant that ​grows in a ​garden or ​field where it is not ​wanted: My ​garden is ​overrun with weeds.

weedverb [I/T]

 us   /wid/
to ​removewild, ​unwantedplants: [I] I weeded all ​afternoon.
(Definition of weed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “weed”
in Korean 잡초…
in Arabic نَبات ضارّ…
in Malaysian lalang, rumpai…
in French mauvaise herbe…
in Russian сорняк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 雜草, 野草…
in Italian erbaccia…
in Turkish yabanî ot, zararlı ot, ayrık otu…
in Polish chwast…
in Spanish mala hierba…
in Vietnamese cỏ dại…
in Portuguese erva daninha…
in Thai วัชพืช…
in German das Unkraut…
in Catalan mala herba…
in Japanese 雑草…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 杂草, 野草…
in Indonesian gulma…
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