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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: removoir, from Latin removere, from movere 'to move'

remove

1 verb
     
reā€§move1 S2 W1 [transitive]
1

take away

to take something away from, out of, or off the place where it is:
Remove the old wallpaper and fill any holes in the walls.
remove something from something
Reference books may not be removed from the library.
2

get rid of

to get rid of something so that it does not exist any longer:
a cleaner that will remove wine stains
The college removed rules that prevented women from enrolling.
3

from a job

to force someone out of an important position or dismiss them from a job
remove somebody from something
Congress could remove the President from office.
4

clothes

formal to take off a piece of clothing:
He removed his hat and gloves.
5

be far removed from something

to be very different from something:
The events in the newspaper article were far removed from reality.
6

cousin once/twice etc removed

SSF the child, grandchild etc of your cousin, or your cousin's father, grandfather etc

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