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weed

noun uk   /wiːd/ us  

weed noun (PLANT)

C2 [C] any wild plant that grows in an unwanted place, especially in a garden or field where it prevents the cultivated plants from growing freelyTypes of plant [U] slang → cannabisSpecific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs [U] UK old-fashioned informal → tobaccoTobacco and smoking

weed noun (PERSON)

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

weed

verb [I or T] uk   /wiːd/ us  
to remove wild plants from a place where they are not wanted: I've been weeding (the vegetable garden).Gardening - general words
weeding
noun [U] uk   /ˈwiː.dɪŋ/ us  
There's plenty of weeding to do now that the growing season's started.Gardening - general words
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