filter out

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filter out (third-person singular simple present filters out, present participle filtering out, simple past and past participle filtered out)

  1. (transitive) To selectively remove part of something.
    The sieve will filter out large rocks and grains of sand.
    The brain automatically filters out useless information.
    One of the two will end up being saved, while the other will be regarded as trash, something to filter out.