winnow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"winnow" in British English

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winnowverb [T]

uk   /ˈwɪn.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
to ​blow the chaff (= the ​outercoverings) from ​grain before it can be used as ​food formal to ​reduce a ​largenumber of ​people or things to a much ​smallernumber by ​judgingtheirquality: A ​list of 15 ​applicants has been winnowed down to three. a winnowing ​process
(Definition of winnow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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winnowverb [T]

 us   /ˈwɪn·oʊ/
to ​reduce a ​largenumber of ​people or things to a much ​smallernumber by ​judgingtheirquality: The six ​architectschosen to ​compete for the ​commission were winnowed from an ​originallist of 27.
(Definition of winnow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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