Definition of cull verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cull

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kʌl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kʌl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cull
BrE BrE//kʌl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kʌl//
 
he / she / it culls
BrE BrE//kʌlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kʌlz//
 
past simple culled
BrE BrE//kʌld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kʌld//
 
past participle culled
BrE BrE//kʌld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kʌld//
 
-ing form culling
BrE BrE//ˈkʌlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌlɪŋ//
 
 
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cull something to kill a particular number of animals of a group in order to prevent the group from getting too large Word Origin Middle English: from Old French coillier, based on Latin colligere, from col- ‘together’ + legere ‘choose or collect’. Phrasal Verbscull something from something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cull

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