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remove

verb [T] uk   us   /rɪˈmuːv/

remove verb [T] (TAKE AWAY)

B1 to take something or someone away from somewhere, or off something: The men came to remove the rubbish from the backyard. This detergent will remove even old stains. It got so hot that he removed his tie and jacket. They decided to remove their son from the school. to make a negative feeling disappear: Hearing your opinion has removed my last doubts/suspicions about her.
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remove verb [T] (END JOB)

C2 formal to force someone to leave an important job or a position of power because they have behaved badly or not in a way you approve of: The company's shareholders have voted to remove the executive board. Several opposition groups are fighting to remove the president from power. She has been removed from her post/position as director.

remove

noun [C] uk   us   /rɪˈmuːv/ formal
a stage in a process or development: We are at one remove from (= very close to) war.
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