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verb [transitive] eliminate pronunciation in British English /ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt/
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present tense
present participleeliminating
past tenseeliminated
past participleeliminated
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  1. 1
    to get rid of something that is not wanted or needed
    eliminate something from something:

    He has had to eliminate dairy products from his diet.

  2. 2
    to decide that someone or something is not responsible for something

    We’ve eliminated the possibility that the fire was started deliberately.

    eliminate someone from your inquiries (=believe they are innocent):

    Police who interviewed the man are eliminating him from their inquiries.

  3. 4
    to murder someone who is considered to be a problem

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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