|1.||[ verb ] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract|
|Synonyms:||take take_away withdraw|
"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "It withdraws heat from the environment"
|Related terms:||draw dig extract shed take_off unpack draw take_away take_away withdraw wipe_off clean scoop dislodge clear tear_away de-iodinate amputate skim draw_off brush clear muck discharge lift take_out empty degas unsaddle strip aspirate aspirate knock_out draw leach pick wash flick strip strip strip seed pit defuse wear_away defang bone disembowel shuck unhinge clean shell tusk hull dehorn scalp crumb lift unstring exenterate enucleate enucleate harvest burl ream desorb pull demineralise eliminate clear_out chip_away dredge winnow ablate stem tip strip scale circumcise undock clean excavate decorticate extirpate scavenge resect spoon string shuck shell unveil condense unburden weed hypophysectomize lift head unsling bail_out bur delete ladle husk gut unbrace clean depilate de-ionate decarbonize leach delouse bail clear_off detoxify decalcify subtract removal withdrawal|
|2.||[ verb ] dispose of|
"Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
|Related terms:||discard weed_out dump cull work_off removal|
|3.||[ verb ] remove from a position or an office|
|Related terms:||fire drop oust bench pull_off unseat invalid winkle_out removal|
|4.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||transfer transferer|
|5.||[ verb ] cause to leave|
"The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
|Related terms:||call_in clear estrange move|
|6.||[ verb ] go away or leave|
"He absented himself"
|Related terms:||disappear absentee|
|7.||[ verb ] get rid of something abstract|
"The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage" "God takes away your sins"
|8.||[ verb ] (criminal law) kill intentionally and with premeditation|
|Synonyms:||murder bump_off dispatch hit polish_off slay|
"The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
|Related terms:||kill execute burke murder murderer dispatch|
|9.||[ noun ] degree of figurative distance or separation|
: "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"