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Dictionary definition for: Remove

1. (n) degree of figurative distance or separation; "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"

2. (v) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract; "remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the envir

3. (v) remove from a position or an office

4. (v) dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

5. (v) cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

6. (v) 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"

7. (v) go away or leave; "He absented himself"

8. (v) kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

9. (v) get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage" "God takes away your sins"

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