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1‘the cause of the disease has been eliminated’
remove, get rid of, abolish, put an end to, do away with, banish
end, stop, terminate, eradicate, destroy, annihilate, stamp out, obliterate, wipe out, extinguish, quash, finish off
informal give something the chop, knock something on the head
2‘he was eliminated from the title race’
knock out, beat, get rid of
rule out, disqualify
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.