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verb [transitive] remove pronunciation in American English /rɪˈmuv/
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I/you/we/theyremove
he/she/itremoves
present participleremoving
past tenseremoved
past participleremoved
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  1. 1
    to take something or someone away from a place
    Sally looked down at her sleeve and removed a small speck of dirt.
    remove someone/something from something: Rescue crews removed two people from the collapsed building.
    Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool.
    The area has now been removed from the list of dangerous destinations.
  2. 2
    to get rid of a problem, difficulty, or something that annoys you
    The bill is intended to remove obstacles that may discourage investors.
    1. a.
      to get rid of dirty spots on clothing, curtains, cloth, etc.
      Soap and cold water will remove most food stains.
  3. 3
    to take off clothing
    She removed her jacket and hung it over the chair.
  4. 4
    to take away someones power or position, especially in politics
    Officials who were involved in the scandal were removed from office.

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