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eliminate

verb uk   /ɪˈlɪm.ɪ.neɪt/ us  
C1 [T] to remove or take away someone or something: A move towards healthy eating could help eliminate heart disease. We eliminated the possibility that it could have been an accident. The police eliminated him from their enquiries.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere C1 [T often passive] to defeat someone so that they cannot continue in a competition: He was eliminated in the third round of the competition.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere [T] slang to murder someone: A police officer was accused of helping a drug gang eliminate rivals.Murder and attempted murderKilling
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