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phrasal verb

filter out

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfilter out
he/she/itfilters out
present participlefiltering out
past tensefiltered out
past participlefiltered out
  1. 1
    to remove something that is not wanted using a filter

    Reed beds filter out much of the pollution.

  2. 2
    to remove things from a group

    At the first meeting we filter out all unsuitable candidates.

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