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Verb: remove  ri'moov
  1. Move or change something to no longer be present or in its previous position; also used metaphorically
    "remove a threat"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table";
    - take, take away, withdraw
  2. Remove from a position or an office
  3. Dispose of
    "remove these old shoes!";
    - get rid of
  4. Cause to leave
    - take out, move out
  5. Shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
    "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court";
    - transfer
  6. Stay away or leave
    "He removed himself";
    - absent
  7. Kill intentionally and with premeditation
    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies removed";
    - murder, slay [literary], hit, dispatch, bump off [informal], off [N. Amer, informal], polish off [informal], croak
  8. Get rid of something abstract
    "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage";
    - take away
Noun: remove  ri'moov
  1. Degree of figurative distance or separation
    "just one remove from madness"; "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"
  2. [Brit] A division in a school, especially the form prior to last

Derived forms: removed, removes, removing

Type of: disappear, distance, go away, kill, shift, transfer, vanish

Encyclopedia: Remove