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  • v  get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
  • v  make incapable of military action
  • v  make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
  • v  make chemically neutral
  • s  made neutral in some respect; deprived of distinctive characteristics

  • GWB very helpfully neutralised those threats but now they have a couple of hundred thousand US troops on either side of them instead, which is not necessarily an improvement.
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  • Ruthless Djokovic and Williams march on
    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continued to match title rival Andy Murray stride for stride with a nonchalant march into the last 16 as the leading seeds flourished in the Wimbledon sunshine on Saturday. The Serbian world number one neutralised Frenchman Jeremy Chardy with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory in 86 minutes and, like Murray, has now won all nine sets he has played. ...
    June 30, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Sylvain Chavanel in BBC Sport
    I didn't know what was going on behind me, although I did hear there'd been a crash. All I know is that I gave it everything I had,he said. "But whether the stage ended up being neutralised or not, it doesn't take anything away from my...
  • Laisenia Qarase in
    There is virtually a coup now taking place,Mr Qarase told New ZealandRadio. "They have strangled the police force, neutralised them; and now they are strangling the government machinery."
  • Stefano in BBC News
    The investigation has shown that...... there was a continued training for terrorist activity,anti-terrorism police head Carlo De Stefano said. "We have discovered and neutralised a real 'terror school,' which was part of a widespread...

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