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 remove remove

noun

  • degree of figurative distance or separation  ( remove )
    degree of figurative distance or separation
     just one remove from madness
    just one remove from madness
     it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy
    it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy
  • verb

  • () remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract  ( withdraw, take away, take, remove )
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
     remove a threat
    remove a threat
     remove a wrapper
    remove a wrapper
     Remove the dirty dishes from the table
    Remove the dirty dishes from the table
     take the gun from your pocket
    take the gun from your pocket
     This machine withdraws heat from the environment
    This machine withdraws heat from the environment
  • () dispose of  ( remove, get rid of )
    dispose of
     Get rid of these old shoes!
    Get rid of these old shoes!
     The company got rid of all the dead wood
    The company got rid of all the dead wood
  • () remove from a position or an office  ( remove )
    remove from a position or an office
  • () shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes  ( transfer, remove )
    shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
     He removed his children to the countryside
    He removed his children to the countryside
     Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city
    Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city
     remove a case to another court
    remove a case to another court
  • () cause to leave  ( move out, remove, take out )
    cause to leave
     The teacher took the children out of the classroom
    The teacher took the children out of the classroom
  • () go away or leave  ( absent, remove )
    go away or leave
     He absented himself
    He absented himself
  • get rid of something abstract  ( remove, take away )
    get rid of something abstract
     The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage
    The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage
     God takes away your sins
    God takes away your sins
  • kill intentionally and with premeditation  ( dispatch, hit, off, polish off, remove, slay, bump off, murder )
    kill intentionally and with premeditation
     The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
    The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered