eliminate collocations and examples

 UK /ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt/

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to get rid of something


Adverbs frequently used with eliminate
completely: altogether, completely, entirely, totallyI didn’t totally eliminate all the wheat from my diet but cut way back.almost completely: almost, effectively, essentially, largely, practically, virtuallyThe measures have virtually eliminated illegal parking in the area.gradually: gradually, progressivelyMany people believed that nuclear weapons were being gradually eliminated.permanently: for ever, permanentlyHe will announce a plan to permanently eliminate the threat of terrorism.according to a careful plan: systematicallyThese practices systematically eliminate biodiversity from farmland.
Nouns frequently used as the object of eliminate
problems: ambiguity, confusion, duplication, error, hassle, problem, wasteWe should work together to eliminate the duplication of effort.unfairness or suffering: discrimination, hunger, illiteracy, inequality, poverty, racismNew legislation is aimed at eliminating sex discrimination.risk: possibility, riskThe box helps you keep your cupboards tidy and eliminates the possibility of bottles being knocked over
 
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