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Definition of remove verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they remove
    he / she / it removes
    past simple removed
    -ing form removing
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  1. 1to take something or someone 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 behavior. Remove the pan from the heat and continue to stir the sauce.
  2. 2to take off clothing, etc. from the body She removed her glasses and rubbed her eyes.
  3. 3to get rid of something unpleasant, dirty, etc.; to make something disappear remove something She has had the tumor removed. to remove problems/obstacles/objections remove something from somebody/something The news removed any doubts about the company's future from my mind. It was impossible to remove the stain from the tablecloth.
  4. 4remove somebody from something to dismiss someone from their position or job The elections removed the government from power.
  5. Idioms
    be far/further/furthest removed from something
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    to be very different from something; to not be connected with something Many of these books are far removed from the reality of the children's lives.
    once, twice, etc. removed
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    (of a cousin) belonging to a different generation He's my cousin's son so he's my first cousin once removed.
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