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English definition of “remove”

remove

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈmuːv/
TAKE AWAY B1 to take something away: An operation was needed to remove the bullets from his chest.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsRemoving and extracting
TAKE OFF B2 to take something off: Liz removed her jacket and hung it on a chair. Carefully remove the lid, then stir the paint.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsRemoving and extracting
JOB formal to make someone stop doing their job: [often passive] He had been removed from his job on medical grounds.Evicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere elseFiring staff and being fired
be far removed from sth to be very different from something: The princess's world was far removed from reality.Being and appearing different
(Definition of remove from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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