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Comb out   /koʊm aʊt/   Listen
Comb out

verb
1.
Remove unwanted elements.  Synonym: weed out.  "The new law weeds out the old inequities"
2.
Smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb.  Synonyms: comb, disentangle.  "Comb the wool"






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"Comb out" Quotes from Famous Books



... the hill and see that dear old Morico, and I shall take along a comb, and comb out that exquisite white hair of his and then I shall focus him, seated in his low chair and making one of those ...
— At Fault • Kate Chopin

... which was not often, a smile of delight mixed with derision to his ruddy features. But never would Helen permit them to discourage her. She would brush and curry Pat till his coat shone like new-mined coal, and then, after surveying the satiny sheen critically, she would comb out his long tail, sometimes braid his glossy mane, and, after that, scour his hoofs till they were as clean and fresh as the rest of him. In her pride for him she liked to do these things, and often regretted that he did not require her attention ...
— Bred of the Desert - A Horse and a Romance • Marcus Horton

... accustomed to my irons, which I had before found so insupportable; I could comb out my long hair, and could tie it at last with one hand. My beard, which had so long remained unshaven, gave me a grim appearance, and I began to pluck it up by the roots. The pain at first was considerable, especially about the lips; but this also custom conquered, ...
— The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck - Vol. 2 (of 2) • Baron Trenck



Words linked to "Comb out" :   comb, slick down, groom, sleek down, slick, neaten, tease, disentangle, get rid of, fluff, remove, comb-out



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