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eliminate (someone or something) from (something)

To remove or take someone or something away from something. A loss tonight would eliminate my team from the playoffs. We need to eliminate all dairy from this recipe because Jim is a vegan.
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eliminate someone or something from something

to remove someone or something from something. We had to eliminate Jeff from the list. The cook eliminated veal from the menu. She sought to eliminate herself from consideration.
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1. mod. killed. When Frank is eliminated, there will be no competition.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. How can anybody get eliminated on four beers?
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1997) 'Criminal Policy and the Eliminative Ideal', Social Policy & Administration, 31 (5): 116-135
Eliminative behavior refers to urination and defecation.
Eliminative and reposing behaviour of dairy cows in the stanchion stall barn.
69) An eliminative individualist, however, would deny the existence of social groups entirely.
Positive routines: A rapid alternative to extinction for eliminative of bedtime tantrum behavior.
Thus the main, eliminative form of their interest: philosophy has over the centuries devised many ingenious programs of emotional dissection and destruction, the better to facilitate the smooth application of cold logic.
For this reason we also used inductive eliminative analysis (Muncer & Gillen, 1997), which examines the number of respondents who agree with the network after each cause is entered.
Hence, we need a more sophisticated theory of how these identities and differences develop, rather than resorting to the usual materialistic mechanism, eliminative materialistic theories, or functionalistic theories of mind.
Being one of the eliminative systems in the body, the lungs gather toxins and other waste material, waiting for the chance to blow them into the atmosphere.
The philosophy of mind and action has long contained arguments for various forms of material reductionism and for eliminative materialism.
There are helpful discussions placing Bacon in the context of the Epicurean concept of prolepsis or "anticipation," the regressus theory in sixteenth-century discussions of method, eliminative induction in Renaissance mechanics and mathematical physics, and classical versions of impetus theory.
There are a few places in the book where its focus on historical explication succumbs to a rather uncomfortable philosophical excursus: in chapter 5, for example, in the course of discussing Bacon on method, Gaukroger takes time out to ask whether Bacon's belief that eliminative induction can discover efficient causes is really justified (159-53).
He then reviews a number of variants of evolutionary epistemology and concludes with a description of Patricia and Paul Churchland's eliminative materialism, a radical doctrine that attempts to rid science studies of all folk psychology--the philosopher's term for explanations that refer to beliefs, desires, and intentions.
According to Ayurveda, repeated flushing of water with colonic therapy may weaken the mucous membrane and dry the colon, further disrupting the eliminative function of rata.
She said: "The skin is the body's largest eliminative organ.