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  1. winnow

    • IPA[ˈwinō]

    美式

    • v.
      blow a current of air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff;remove (chaff) from grain
    • verb: winnow, 3rd person present: winnows, gerund or present participle: winnowing, past tense: winnowed, past participle: winnowed

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. blow a current of air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff a combine cuts, threshes, and winnows the grain in one operation
    • remove (chaff) from grain women winnow the chaff from piles of unhusked rice 同義詞 separate, divide, sort out, remove, get rid of
    • remove (people or things) from a group until only the best ones are left guidelines that would help winnow out those not fit to be soldiers the contenders had been winnowed to five
    • find or identify (a valuable or useful part of something) amidst this welter of confusing signals, it's difficult to winnow out the truth 同義詞 separate out, sift out, filter out, isolate, sort out, ... 更多
    • 2. literary (of the wind) blow the autumn wind winnowing its way through the grass
    • (of a bird) fan (the air) with its wings the emperors of the sky winnowing the air
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    • IPA[ˈwɪnəʊ]

    英式

    • v.
      blow a current of air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff: a combine cuts, threshes, and winnows the grain in one operation

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