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dismiss verb

1 decide sth is not important

ADV. quickly | out of hand, summarily He dismissed her suggestion out of hand. | easily, lightly, readily Children's fears should never be dismissed lightly. | contemptuously She contemptuously dismissed their complaints.

VERB + DISMISS cannot/could not, unable to | be difficult to, be easy to, be possible to It was not easy to dismiss the matter from his thoughts. | try to

PREP. as, from She dismissed their arguments as irrelevant. She tried to dismiss the idea from her mind.

2 remove sb from a job

ADV. fairly | unfairly, wrongfully The court ruled that Ms Hill had been unfairly dismissed. | constructively | summarily

PREP. from He was summarily dismissed from his job.