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Weed, vb. 1) to root out, to take away as noxious herbs; in a proper and a metaphorical sense: Meas. III, 2, 284. LLL I, 1, 96. R2 II, 3, 167. H6B I, 3, 102. With up: “set hyssop and w. up thyme,” Oth. I, 3, 326. With from: “but say this w. her love from Valentine,” Gent. III, 2, 49. “to w. this wormwood from your fruitful brain,” LLL V, 2, 857. “hath --ed from my heart a root of ancient envy,” Cor. IV, 5, 108.
2) to free from noxious plants; metaphorically: “he cannot so precisely w. this land,” H4B IV, 1, 205. With of: “w. your better judgements of all opinion . . . that I am wise,” As II, 7, 45.
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