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To remove something



to take something or someone away from a place

sweep away

to destroy or to completely remove something

take off

to remove something, especially a piece of clothing



to remove people or things from a place where they are not wanted

weed out

to remove a person or thing that is not suitable or good enough, especially from a group or collection



to force something out of its position or out of the position where it is fixed

flush out

to remove something by pouring a lot of water through the place where it is

get out

to remove something that is inside or mixed with something else



to remove something



to remove something from a particular place

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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