remove verb

ADV. altogether, completely, entirely | effectively By producing an heir, the Queen effectively removed her cousin's hopes of succeeding to the throne. | permanently, temporarily | quickly | easily The old cladding can be easily removed using a claw hammer. | painlessly | carefully | forcibly people who have been forcibly removed from their homes | surgically Unsightly moles can be removed surgically. | physically

ADV. try to | be possible to | be difficult to These stains can be difficult to remove.

PREP. for Fittings should be completely removed for cleaning. | from She removed the dirty dishes from the table. | with Bee stings should be removed with tweezers.

PHRASES remove sth at a stroke The proposed law would remove at a stroke the long-cherished right to trial by jury.