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


1 verb
reā€§move1 S2 W1 [transitive]

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.

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.

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.


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

be far removed from something

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

cousin once/twice etc removed

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

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