wean


wean
verb
ADVERB
gradually
VERB + WEAN
attempt to, try to
PREPOSITION
(away) from

Her parents are trying to wean her away from gambling.

off

They have gradually weaned him off the drugs.

on

younger men and women, weaned on the Internet and email

onto

to wean a baby onto solid food

Wean is used with these nouns as the object: ↑baby

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  • wean — wean·el; wean·er; wean·ie; wean·ly; wean·yer; wean; wean·ling; …   English syllables

  • wean on — ˈwean on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wean on he/she/it weans on present participle weaning on past tense weaned on past partic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wean — Wean, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weaning}.] [OE. wenen, AS. wenian, wennan, to accustom; akin to D. wennen, G. gew[ o]hnen, OHG. giwennan, Icel. venja, Sw. v[ a]nja, Dan. v[ae]nne, Icel. vanr accustomed, wont; cf. AS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wean — [wi:n] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: wenian] to gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal on its mother s milk and start giving it ordinary food wean sb onto sth ▪ It s time to start weaning her onto solid foods. wean off/from [wean sb… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wean — Wean, n. A weanling; a young child. [1913 Webster] I, being but a yearling wean. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wean — Ⅰ. wean [1] ► VERB 1) accustom (a young mammal) to food other than its mother s milk. 2) (often wean off) make (someone) give up a habit or addiction. 3) (be weaned on) be strongly influenced by (something) from an early age. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • wean — O.E. wenian to accustom, from P.Gmc. *wanjanan (Cf. O.N. venja, Du. wennen, O.H.G. giwennan, Ger. gewöhnen to accustom ), from *wanaz accustomed (related to WONT (Cf. wont)). The sense of weaning a child from the breast in O.E. was generally… …   Etymology dictionary

  • wean — wean1 [wēn] vt. [ME wenen < OE wenian, to accustom, train, with sense of awenian, to wean < a (< af , away) + wenian < IE base * wen , to desire, attain, be satisfied > L venus, love] 1. to cause (a child or young animal) to become …   English World dictionary

  • wean — index alienate (estrange), withdraw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wean — *estrange, alienate, disaffect Analogous words: *separate, part, divide, sunder, sever, divorce Antonyms: addict …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • WEAN-FM — Infobox Radio Station name = WEAN FM city = Wakefield Peacedale, Rhode Island area = Providence, Rhode Island branding = News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM slogan = Rhode Island s Station of Record airdate = June 1995 frequency = 99.7 MHz (FM)… …   Wikipedia


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