English verb: comb out
|1.||comb out (possession) remove unwanted elements|
|Samples||The company weeded out the incompetent people.|
The new law weeds out the old inequities.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||get rid of, remove|
|2.||comb out (body) smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb|
|Samples||Comb your hair before dinner.|
Comb the wool.
|Examples||They comb out their hair|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||groom, neaten|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fluff, sleek down, slick, slick down, tease|