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: to change the location, position, station, or residence of
remove soldiers to the front
: to transfer (a legal proceeding) from one court to another
: to move by lifting, pushing aside, or taking away or off
remove your hat
: to dismiss from office
: to change location, station, or residence
removing from the city to the suburbs
: to go away
or less commonly removeable
: a distance or interval separating one person or thing from another
: a degree or stage of separation
Verb Remove the trash from the front yard. My tonsils were removed when I was five years old. Trees help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These new findings should remove any doubt about his innocence. What's a good way to remove stains from a silk dress? The new law would remove obstacles to obtaining a work permit. He was removed from office. Noun She thrives when she's at some remove from mainstream society. their farm is just a remove of two miles from the town center See More
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VerbDocuments show that Hyundai plans to inspect affected vehicles and remove the tow hitch harness as necessary while working on a long-term solution. —Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2023 This type of rust remover is frequently made from sodium hydrosulfite, which can remove rust without damaging delicate materials. —Tony Carrick, Popular Mechanics, 23 Mar. 2023 The conclusion isn’t wholly satisfying, but perhaps because the play can’t possibly remove the veil between the natural and supernatural worlds. —Charles Mcnulty, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Law enforcement agencies can petition courts to temporarily remove people’s weapons for up to 14 days under the law. —Skyler Swisher, Orlando Sentinel, 23 Mar. 2023 Papandrea asked the court to order the city Election Commission to remove from the August primary ballot the names of candidates who have served three terms in office or held office for more than 12 years. —Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2023 The policy, part of a broader effort to resist federal regulations, complicates efforts to remove guns from domestic abusers, whose gun infractions are usually referred to federal authorities. —USA Today, 23 Mar. 2023 Fortunately, chickweed and other weed seedlings are easy to remove. —Jeff Lowenfels | Alaska Gardening And Growing, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Mar. 2023 This is vital because metal can scratch and remove the layer of Teflon. —Audrey Bruno, SELF, 23 Mar. 2023
NounLike beings provoked out of the absolute rock and set nameless and at no remove from their own loomings to wander ravenous and doomed and mute as gorgons shambling the brutal wastes of Gondwanaland in a time before nomenclature was and each was all. —Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, 5 Dec. 2022 Words and sentences track her like ghosts, at a remove from her body, but near enough to be within ear- and eyeshot. —Han Kang, The New Yorker, 30 Jan. 2023 The people of Ethiopia were on the fringes of Egypt and the Near East, but at far enough of a remove that we are not treated to any literary documents which attest to the process of ethnogenesis. —Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 17 Sep. 2012 Unfolded parallel to Zecchini’s story, at a remove that is rather more understandable, is that of her eventual trainer Stephen Keenan. —Guy Lodge, Variety, 29 Jan. 2023 American theater investigates all manner of urgent concerns, but in matters of war, the discourse routinely occurs at a geographical remove. —Peter Marks, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2023 At a remove meeting Wednesday, Hofer said Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley withdrew the council vote on Louis’ appointment. —Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2022 This was not medicine to be practiced at a bloodless remove. —Mattie Kahn, Glamour, 25 Oct. 2022 Banshees takes place on an Irish isle, where the Irish Civil War is literally within view but at a geographic remove. —ELLE, 22 Dec. 2022 See More
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