• To completely remove, get rid of, put an end to.
  • To kill (a person or animal).
  • To excrete (waste products).
  • To exclude (from investigation or from further competition).
  • To record amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.


Narrower meaning words

  • give the chop to
  • give the boot to
  • give the sack to
  • give the walking papers to


  • From Latin ēlīminātus, past participle of ēlīmināre, from ē + līmen, akin to līmes; see limit.

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