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Verb: comb out
  1. Remove unwanted elements
    "The company combed out the incompetent people";
    - weed out
  2. Smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
    "comb out your hair before dinner";
    - comb, disentangle
Noun: comb-out  kowm awt
  1. The act of using a comb to remove tangles from hair
    - teasing
  2. The act of carefully weeding out unwanted things or people
    "the department got a good comb-out"

Derived forms: combing out, combs out, comb-outs, combed out

Type of: comb, combing, disposal, disposition, get rid of, groom, neaten, remove