1 remove, exclude, rule out, reject, drop, leave out, omit:
Police have eliminated him from their enquiries.
2 take out or away, omit, get rid of, dispose of, expel, knock out:
He was eliminated in the first heat of the 100-metre run.
3 erase, eradicate, expunge, obliterate, strike (out), cross out or off, cut (out), excise, delete, throw out, edit (out), blue-pencil, cancel:
The censors have eliminated all references to sex.
4 kill, murder, assassinate, slay, terminate, exterminate, dispose of, liquidate, finish off, annihilate, stamp out, destroy, Slang bump off, polish off, US rub out, take for a ride, bury, ice, waste:
They used a sub-machine gun to eliminate the competition.
altogether, completely, entirely, totally
The risk cannot be eliminated altogether. This procedure does not completely eliminate the possibility of an accident.
| virtually | largely | effectively
Getting this job has effectively eliminated his financial worries.
VERB + ELIMINATE
seek to, take steps to, try to | help (to) | be designed to
The single market is designed to eliminate barriers to the free movement of goods, services and people.
| be impossible to
Try to eliminate fatty foods from your diet.
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