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Definition 1: degree of figurative distance or separation - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • just one remove from madness
  • it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy

(remove is a kind of ...) the property created by the space between two objects or points

Definition 2: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract - [verb of change]

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 environment

Synonyms for remove in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of remove ) remove body hair

"epilate her legs"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation

"Should one harvest organs from dead people for transplants?"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the tip from

"tip artichokes"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the stem from

"for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

(... is a kind of remove ) surgically remove (an organ)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the contents of (an organ)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the nucleus from (a cell)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the cortex of (an organ)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (water) from a vessel with a container

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

"The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim" "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes" "He disinvested himself of his garments"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove an organ or bodily structure

(... is a kind of remove ) remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

"Clean the turkey"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove shells or husks from

"clean grain before milling it"

(... is a kind of remove ) blow away or off with a current of air

"winnow chaff" "The speaker ceased to be an amusing little gnat to be fanned away and was kicked off the forum"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove in small bits

"pick meat from a bone"

(... is a kind of remove ) free (the throat) by making a rasping sound

"Clear the throat"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from a surface

"the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"

(... is a kind of remove ) take off or away by decreasing

"lift the pressure"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery

"lift the tulip bulbs"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove by pulling or ripping violently and forcefully

"The passing bus tore off her side mirror"

(... is a kind of remove ) take away or remove

"Take that weight off me!"

(... is a kind of remove ) take out or remove

"take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the pits from

"pit plums and cherries"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the seeds from

"seed grapes"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the hinges from

"unhinge the door"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the shucks from

"shuck corn"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the hulls from

"hull the berries"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove crumbs from

"crumb the table"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove or withdraw gradually:

"These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the burls from cloth

(... is a kind of remove ) destroy or break forcefully

"The windows were knocked out"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove unwanted substances from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the pituitary glands

(... is a kind of remove ) remove gas from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the husks from

"husk corn"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the burrs from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from sight

(... is a kind of remove ) remove with a flick (of the hand)

(... is a kind of remove ) take off or remove

"strip a wall of its wallpaper"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove a constituent from a liquid

(... is a kind of remove ) remove

"clear the leaves from the lawn" "Clear snow from the road"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the fangs from

"defang the poisonous snake"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the bones from

"bone the turkey before roasting it"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the entrails of

"draw a chicken"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from its shell or outer covering

"shell the legumes" "shell mussels"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from the shell

"shuck oysters"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the tusks of animals

"tusk an elephant"

(... is a kind of remove ) prevent the growth of horns of certain animals

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the scalp of

"The enemies were scalped"

(... is a kind of remove ) clear of weeds

"weed the garden"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove water from

"condense the milk"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side

(... is a kind of remove ) remove substances from by a percolating liquid

"leach the soil"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove calcium or lime from

"decalcify the rock"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove poison from

"detoxify the soil"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove ions from

"ionate thyroxine"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove iodine from

"de-iodinate the thyroxine"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove carbon from (an engine)

(... is a kind of remove ) free of lice

"They deloused the prisoners after they liberated the camps"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove by making a hole or by boring

"the dentist reamed out the debris in the course of the root canal treatment"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove with or as if with a brush

"brush away the crumbs" "brush the dust from the jacket" "brush aside the objections"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

"he washed the dirt from his coat" "The nurse washed away the blood" "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?" "he managed to wash out the stains"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed

"the substance was desorbed"

(... is a kind of remove ) take away

"pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the minerals or salts from

"demineralize water"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

(... is a kind of remove ) clear out the chest and lungs

"This drug expectorates quickly"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from a larger whole

"the new start-up company carved out a large chunk of the market within a year"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the triggering device from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water

(... is a kind of remove ) diminish, as by friction

"Erosion wore away the surface"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove surgically

"amputate limbs"

(... is a kind of remove ) surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from the surface

"skim cream from the surface of milk"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

(... is a kind of remove ) strip the cured leaves from

"strip tobacco"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the scales from

"scale fish"

(... is a kind of remove ) cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys

"During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised"

(... is a kind of remove ) take (a ship) out of a dock

"undock the ship"

(... is a kind of remove ) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the inner part or the core of

"the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

(... is a kind of remove ) take out or up with or as if with a scoop

"scoop the sugar out of the container"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

"pull weeds" "extract a bad tooth" "take out a splinter" "extract information from the telegram"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove something from a container or an enclosed space

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the strings from

"unstring my guitar"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the stringy parts of

"string beans"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove by wiping

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

"Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands" "The car carried us off to the meeting" "I'll take you away on a holiday" "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the cover from

"unveil a painting"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from its packing

"unpack the presents"

(... is a kind of remove ) take the burden off; remove the burden from

"unburden the donkey"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove

"Empty the water"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the charge from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the saddle from

"They unsaddled their mounts"

(... is a kind of remove ) get rid of

"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove or force out from a position

"The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums" "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove while making clean

"Clean the spots off the rug"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove by suction

"aspirate the wound"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove or make invisible

"Please delete my name from your list"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove with or as if with a ladle

"ladle the water out of the bowl"

(... is a kind of remove ) scoop up or take up with a spoon

"spoon the sauce over the roast"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the guts of

"gut the sheep"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the head of

"head the fish"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove by drawing or pulling

"She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth" "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters" "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

(... is a kind of remove ) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

(... is a kind of remove ) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

"draw a weapon" "pull out a gun" "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"

(... is a kind of remove ) cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

(... is a kind of remove ) cause to flow

"The nurse drew blood"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

"She drew $2,000 from the account" "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"

Definition 3: go away or leave - [verb of change]

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He absented himself

Synonyms for remove in the sense of this definition

(remove is a kind of ...) get lost, as without warning or explanation

"He disappeared without a trace"

Definition 4: get rid of something abstract - [verb of change]

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage
  • God takes away your sins

Synonyms for remove in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of remove ) eliminate

"wash away all the differences"

Definition 5: shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes - [verb of motion]

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He removed his children to the countryside
  • Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city
  • remove a case to another court

Synonyms for remove in the sense of this definition

(remove is a kind of ...) move around

"transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

(... is a kind of remove ) transfer secretly out of an area under enemy control

"the military commander was exfiltrated on a French plane"

Definition 6: dispose of - [verb of possession]

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get rid of these old shoes!
  • The company got rid of all the dead wood

Synonyms for remove in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of remove ) throw or cast away

"Put away your worries"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (a security) from listing at a stock exchange

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from the proper or usual locality

(... is a kind of remove ) remove oxygen from (water)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove stain from (a laboratory specimen) to enhance contrast

(... is a kind of remove ) remove sulfur from

(... is a kind of remove ) free (a pet) of ticks

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the dark dorsal vein of (a shrimp)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove mold marks or sand from (a casting)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture

(... is a kind of remove ) strip the blubber or skin from (a whale or seal)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove a portion of space between (adjacent letters)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the pith from (a plant)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the scum from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove ions from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove grease or oil from (a pan)

(... is a kind of remove ) discard as undesirable

"the candidate sloughed off his former campaign workers"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove unwanted elements

"The company weeded out the incompetent people" "The new law weeds out the old inequities"

(... is a kind of remove ) cause to go away through effort or work

"work off the extra pounds you have gained over the holidays" "we must work off the debt"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove something that has been rejected

"cull the sick members of the herd"

(... is a kind of remove ) sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly

"The company dumped him after many years of service" "She dumped her boyfriend when she fell in love with a rich man"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the muzzle from (a dog)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove air or gas from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove caffeine from (coffee)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove carbon dioxide from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the cerebrum from (a human body)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove chlorine from (water)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the fat from

(... is a kind of remove ) remove fibrin from (blood)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove the bridle from (a horse or mule)

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from political office

"The Republicans are trying to unseat the liberal Democrat"

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from a position or office

"The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"

(... is a kind of remove ) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

(... is a kind of remove ) terminate an association with

"drop him from the Republican ticket"

(... is a kind of remove ) cause to withdraw

"We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged"

(... is a kind of remove ) force from a place or position

"The committee winkled out the unqualified candidates"

(... is a kind of remove ) force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen

(... is a kind of remove ) take out of a game; of players

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

Synonyms for remove in the sense of this definition

(remove is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(... is a kind of remove ) murder without leaving a trace on the body

(... is a kind of remove ) murder in a planned fashion

"The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

Samples where remove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher took the children out of the classroom

Synonyms for remove in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of remove ) remove (people) from a building

"clear the patrons from the theater after the bomb threat"

(... is a kind of remove ) take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player

(... is a kind of remove ) remove from customary environment or associations

"years of boarding school estranged the child from her home"

(remove causes ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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