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English definition of “eliminate”

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. 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. [T] slang to murder someone: A police officer was accused of helping a drug gang eliminate rivals.
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