screen out

screen out
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "screen out":
present tense I/you/we/they screen out he/she/it screens out present participle screening out past tense screened out past participle screened out
1) to prevent something that is dangerous or unsuitable from coming in

Cycle masks are designed to screen out pollutants.

2) to refuse to accept someone who is not suitable for something, for example a job

English dictionary. 2014.

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