Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

eliminate

eliminate
Meaning(s)
1) completely remove or get rid of something/someone
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    • eliminate the need/risk/problem
  • Analysis

    The verb 'eliminate' means to remove or eradicate something or to exclude something from a group or from consideration. You can also eliminate waste from the body or eliminate someone so that they are no longer able to participate in something, such as a game or a selection process. In colloquial use to 'eliminate' someone can mean to murder them.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. After years of pain, Brian is hoping that surgery will eliminate his lingering back problem once and for all.
    2. When the new evidence emerged, the police eliminated Laura as a potential suspect in the crime.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The company predict that their new online service will dramatically cut costs by eliminating the need to maintain retail shops.
    2. Making an investment will always come with an element of risk. Doing due diligence can certainly reduce that risk, but there is no way to eliminate it.
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