Verb(1) gradually deprive (infants and young mammals(2) detach the affections of
(1) She now faces the prospect of having to wean her young boy off a powerful drug, not knowing how he will react.(2) Like all sorts of dependency we need to wean people off their cars, but at the same time we cannot leave people high and dry.(3) My guess is no better than anyone else's, but I would feel a lot more comfortable and relaxed if I could be sure that someone was working on a plan that would wean us off oil gradually rather than by force of circumstance.(4) the doctor tried to wean her off the sleeping pills(5) It will take humungous hikes in fuel tax, with punishing electoral consequences, to wean us off the impulse to escape at least once a year from lives which we've made so hectic; we have to have a holiday to restore our sanity.(6) Time limits, of course, are also part of the strategy to wean people from welfare, along with a properly constructed workfare system and an appropriate system of earnings supplements to families with children.(7) He was put on a three-month programme to wean him off Valium and now has won Ôö¼├║40,000 in damages from his former GP.(8) Through her music, this 21-year-old is trying to wean youngsters away from drugs.(9) For example, I have never felt more a part of a ├ö├ç├┐real community├ö├ç├û than when I've taken my wheezing, spluttering wean up to Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow of a stormy evening.(10) Sperm whale mothers wean their calves on pieces of squid.(11) The lambs in the paddock are constantly bleating at the moment, mainly for food (we're trying to wean them from milk to grass) but also for attention as we humans are their mums.(12) A breast-feeding mother will wean her infant before returning to work.(13) She said she felt she had no support when trying to wean people off the drug, which is used for the short-term relief of anxiety.(14) Mothers wean children early and in some cases do not breast-feed at all.(15) This will involve immense hard work on his part, but will, hopefully, completely wean him off heroin and allow him to be relocated elsewhere.(16) Twelve years into the new century, the traditional Scottish family of ma, pa and the wean or weans will be outnumbered by men living alone, also by women living alone, and above all by two adults without children.
(1) wean off :: speen af
1. disengage ::
2. raise ::
in te samel
3. ablactate ::
Different Formswean, weaned, weaning, weans
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