eliminate eliminate  /ɪ ˈlɪ mə ˌneɪt/


  1. (v) terminate, end, or take out
  2. (v) do away with
  3. (v) kill in large numbers
  4. (v) dismiss from consideration or a contest
  5. (v) eliminate from the body
  6. (v) remove from a contest or race
  7. (v) remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations

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  1. But for many districts, the four-day week is the only way to keep from having to eliminate athletics and other extra curriculars.
  2. Lucky offered to eliminate his boss and end the violence, which he saw as disruptive to business.
  3. For more than a decade advocates have sought to eliminate the outdated and offensive language from the state's 151-year-old constitution.


  1. Proposed Bill Would Eliminate California's Public Records Act

    California Gov. Jerry Brown appears ready to sign a bill that would effectively eliminate the state's Public Records Act. Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area
    on June 20, 2013     Source: NBC Bay Area

  2. W-M School Board votes to eliminate diving

    The Watertown-Mayer School board officially voted to eliminate diving from the district’s high school swimming and diving program during its … The post W-M School Board votes to eliminate diving appeared first on Sun Patriot .
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Waconia Patriot

  3. GOP targets high-speed rail, transportation grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "We have already identified two trillion dollars in savings over the next decade," Obama said, who will unveil his first budget on Thursday. "We'll eliminate the no-bid contracts that have wasted billions in Iraq, and reform our defence...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The bill Congress is now considering would fail to eliminate subsidy payments to multimillionaire farmers," Bush said. "America's farm economy is thriving. The value of farmland is skyrocketing. And this is the right time to reform our...
    on Apr 26, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Seattle Times

  3. "If North Korea is genuinely prepared to completely and verifiably eliminate their nuclear weapons program, the Obama administration will be willing to normalize bilateral relations, replace the peninsula's long-standing armistice agreements with a...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters India

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