removes, removing, removed
1) VERB If you remove something from a place, you take it away. [WRITTEN]

[V n from n] As soon as the cake is done, remove it from the oven...

[V n from n] At least three bullets were removed from his wounds...

[V n from n] Often, the simplest answer is just to remove yourself from the situation...

[V n] He went to the refrigerator and removed a bottle of wine.

2) VERB If you remove clothing, you take it off. [WRITTEN]

[V n] He removed his jacket.

3) VERB If you remove a stain from something, you make the stain disappear by treating it with a chemical or by washing it.

[V n] This treatment removes the most stubborn stains...

[V n from n] Try using lemon juice to remove tobacco stains from your fingers.

4) VERB If people remove someone from power or from something such as a committee, they stop them being in power or being a member of the committee.

[V n from n] The student senate voted to remove Fuller from office...

[V n from n] The president could only be removed from power once free elections were organised...

[be V-ed] All senior officers involved in the coup will have to be removed.

5) VERB If you remove an obstacle, a restriction, or a problem, you get rid of it.

[V n] The agreement removes the last serious obstacle to the signing of the arms treaty...

[V n] Most of her fears had been removed.

6) PHRASE: N inflects, usu PHR after v If you do or experience something at one remove, you do not do it or experience it yourself, but someone else does it or experiences it instead of you. [mainly BRIT]

She enjoyed his company and the excitement of feeling herself linked at one remove to London society...

She can know the world only at several removes.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • remove — re‧move [rɪˈmuːv] verb [transitive] 1. to take something away: • We need to consider the trade implications before border controls are removed. remove something from somebody/​something • an injunction removing the vote from 80,000 shareholders • …   Financial and business terms

  • Remove — Re*move (r? m??v ), v. i. To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another. [1913 Webster] Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane, I can not taint with fear. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Remove — Re*move (r? m??v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Removed} ( m??vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Removing}.] [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re re + movere to move. See {Move}.] 1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remove — [ri mo͞ov′] vt. removed, removing [ME remouen < OFr remouvoir < L removere: see RE & MOVE] 1. to move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another 2. to take off [to remove one s coat] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Remove — Re*move , n. 1. The act of removing; a removal. [1913 Webster] This place should be at once both school and university, not needing a remove to any other house of scholarship. Milton. [1913 Webster] And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remove — ► VERB 1) take off or away from the position occupied. 2) abolish or get rid of. 3) dismiss from a post. 4) (be removed) be very different from. 5) (remove to) dated relocate to (another place). 6) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • remove — [v1] lift or move object; take off, away abolish, abstract, amputate, carry away, carry off, cart off, clear away, cut out, delete, depose, detach, dethrone, dig out, discard, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, displace, disturb, do away with, doff,… …   New thesaurus

  • Remove — or remover may refer to:* Removalist or household goods Mover * Hare Remover , 1945 Merrie Melodies cartoon * Needle remover * Pet eye remover, in photographic retouching * Polish remover * Staple removerSee also* Delete * Relocate * Removable… …   Wikipedia

  • remove — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. remouvoir, from L. removere move back or away, from re back, away + movere to move (see MOVE (Cf. move)). Related: Removed; removing. The noun is first recorded 1550s, act of removing; sense of space or interval by which… …   Etymology dictionary

  • remove — vb *move, shift, transfer Analogous words: convey, *carry, bear, transport, transmit: eradicate, extirpate, uproot (see EXTERMINATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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