- 1 to take something/somebody away from a place remove something/somebody Illegally parked vehicles will be removed. remove something/somebody from something/somebody He removed his hand from her shoulder. Three children were removed from the school for persistent bad behaviour. Remove the pan from the heat and continue to stir the sauce.
- 2 remove something to take off clothing, etc. from the body She removed her glasses and rubbed her eyes. See related entries: The fashion world
- 3 to get rid of something unpleasant, dirty, etc.; to make something disappear remove something She has had the tumour removed. to remove problems/obstacles/objections remove something from somebody/something The news removed any doubts about the company's future. It was impossible to remove the stain from the tablecloth.
- 4 remove somebody from something to dismiss somebody from their position or job The elections removed the government from power. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from the Old French stem remov-, from Latin removere, from re-
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BrE BrE//rɪˈmuːv//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmuːv//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they remove
BrE BrE//rɪˈmuːv//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmuːv//he / she / it removes
BrE BrE//rɪˈmuːvz//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmuːvz//past simple removed
BrE BrE//rɪˈmuːvd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmuːvd//past participle removed
BrE BrE//rɪˈmuːvd//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmuːvd//-ing form removing
BrE BrE//rɪˈmuːvɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmuːvɪŋ//The fashion world