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English verb: comb out

1. comb out (possession) remove unwanted elements


SamplesThe company weeded out the incompetent people.
The new law weeds out the old inequities.


Synonymsweed out


Pattern of useSomebody ----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


SamplesComb your hair before dinner.
Comb the wool.


ExamplesThey comb out their hair


Synonymscomb, disentangle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)fluff, sleek down, slick, slick down, tease









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