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verb as in pick out for reason

verb as in gather

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The social media giant’s global cull of Australian news hit not only media companies, but also a wide range of governmental organizations, including some state and local health departments and the Bureau of Meteorology.

From Time

In March 2020 it was one of the first countries in Europe to institute a lockdown to try to contain the virus, and in November it was quick to order a cull of farmed minks when a new variant spotted in the animals was linked to 12 cases in humans.

A cull hunt is often ruled out of the question due to human population densities, so game managers have employed many different tactics with varying degrees of success.

Denmark will dig up millions of dead mink after a hasty cull and burial intended to stamp out a coronavirus mutation ended with the rotting carcasses triggering a new contamination risk.

From Fortune

Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the head of the biggest opposition party, the Liberals, told broadcaster TV2 he won’t back the government’s proposal for a mass cull here and now.

From Fortune

Could I, along with a few other Tumblr users, help cull through the questions and select some?

In 2012 she again raised eyebrows when she suggested that badgers shot in any cull should be eaten.

In this case, a cull of the Taliban and ISAF tweets yields a unique view into the current state of Afghan affairs.

Steele visited Sparks in Harlem to cull from his collection of high-end labels and vintage pieces.

Prenatal testing leads to more abortions and prompts us to “cull the ranks of the disabled”?

They are goin' to skid the butt log again, and they swear that if you cull it again, they will kill you.

He would doubtless have pressed bologna now on Tod McNeil had that social cull stayed by.

There we cull the flowers of the field and the forest glade, weaving them into garlands, building them into nosegays.

The items we cull relate to a trade once very general in the United States, but happily now a thing of the past.

Let no man say that these were simply oranges, for these a man may cull in many a Greek garden to-day.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cull, such as: extract, glean, pluck, select, sift, and winnow.

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