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"delete" in British English

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deleteverb [I or T]

uk   /dɪˈliːt/  us   /dɪˈliːt/
B1 to remove or draw a line through something, especially a written word or words: They insisted that all expletives be deleted from the article. Here is a list of possible answers. Please delete (= draw a line through them) as appropriate.

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(Definition of delete from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delete" in American English

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deleteverb [I/T]

 us   /dɪˈlit/
to remove (part or all of) a written or electronic text: [T] She accidentally deleted one of her computer files. [T] The editor deleted the last three paragraphs.
(Definition of delete from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"delete" in Business English

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deleteverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈliːt/
to remove something that is written or printed in a document, etc.: The new law had inadvertently deleted a section of existing labor law that dealt with overtime for employees who work more than 40 hours a week.delete sth from sth Lawyers deleted all names and other identifying details from the documents.
IT to remove data, documents, programs, etc. from a computer: How many times have you deleted an email, file, or document and then regretted it?the delete button/key Highlighting a page and hitting the delete button is very easy.
COMMERCE to stop making or selling a particular product: There is a lot of pressure on publishers to delete stock. Many of these wonderful recordings had been deleted because they were unlikely to sell any more copies.

deletenoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈliːt/ (also delete button, delete key, abbreviation Del)
IT a key on a computer keyboard that you press to remove data: If you receive any suspicious emails, just hit delete.
(Definition of delete from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “delete”
in Korean 삭제하다…
in Arabic يَشْطُب…
in Malaysian potong…
in French rayer…
in Russian удалять (из памяти компьютера)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刪除,刪去(尤指文字)…
in Italian eliminare, cancellare…
in Turkish silmek, yok etmek…
in Polish usuwać…
in Spanish eliminar, suprimir, tachar…
in Vietnamese xóa bỏ…
in Portuguese apagar, suprimir…
in Thai ตัดออก…
in German streichen…
in Catalan suprimir…
in Japanese ~を消す, ~を削除する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 删除,删去,划掉(尤指文字)…
in Indonesian menghapus…
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“delete” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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