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transitive verb
1. (to make dissapear) 
a. to remove 
Me cayó salsa en la blusa y no he podido eliminar la mancha.I spilled sauce on my blouse and I have not been able to remove the stain.
b. to get rid of 
Algunos países en desarrollo han creado modelos eficientes para eliminar el analfabetismo.Several developing countries have created effective models to get rid of illiteracy.
c. to eliminate 
Solo quedan un par de obstáculos que eliminar para llegar a nuestra meta.There are only a couple of obstacles left to eliminate so we can reach our goal.
2. (to kill) 
a. to eliminate 
El jefe de la mafia dio la orden de eliminar al soplón.The mafia boss gave the order to eliminate the snitch.
b. to get rid of 
¿Sabes cuál es el mejor método para eliminar ratones?Do you know which is the best method to get rid of mice?
3. (sports) 
a. to eliminate 
El equipo visitante nos eliminó del torneo.The visiting team eliminated us from the tournament.
b. to knock out 
El clavadista olímpico cayó eliminado en la segunda vuelta.The olympic diver was knocked out in the second round.
4. (physiology) 
a. to eliminate 
Tomar agua caliente con limón ayuda a eliminar toxinasDrinking hot water with lemon helps you eliminate toxins.
5. (mathematics) 
a. to eliminate 
Para el examen de ecuaciones, sigan los pasos para eliminar la variable.For the equation test, please follow the steps to eliminate the variable.
pronominal verb
6. (to get removed) 
a. to be eliminated 
Teníamos una lista larga de candidatos, pero se eliminaron muchos después de las entrevistas.We had a long list of candidates, but many were eliminated after the interviews.
7. (to leave) (Mexico) 
a. to go away 
Si no me necesitan aquí, permiso y me elimino.If you don't need me here, let me go away.
transitive verb
1. (en juego, deporte) 
a. to eliminate 
2. (matar) 
a. to eliminate, to get rid of 
3. (contaminación, enfermedad) 
a. to get rid of 
transitive verb
1 (hacer desaparecer) [+mancha, obstáculo] to remove; get rid of; [+residuos] to dispose of; [+pobreza] to eliminate; eradicate; [+posibilidad] to rule out
un detergente que elimina las manchas a washing powder that removes the stains; debemos eliminar la desigualdad entre los sexos we must eliminate sexual inequality; eliminar un directorio (Informática) to remove o delete a directory
2 [+concursante, deportista] to knock out; eliminate
fueron eliminados de la competición they were knocked out of o eliminated from the competition
3 (matar) to eliminate; do away with (familiar)
4 [+incógnita] to eliminate
5 (Fisiología) to eliminate
pronominal verb
eliminarse (México) to go away
Verb Conjugations for eliminar
Gerund: eliminando
Participle: eliminado
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