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To remove from a document or record:
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  1. To remove from a document or record:
  2. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
  3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
To put to death; kill:
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  1. To put to death; kill:
  2. To bring about destruction
  3. To break up or spoil completely; ruin
To remove (data) from a computer storage device
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  1. To remove (data) from a computer storage device
  2. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
  3. To remove (recorded material) from a magnetic tape or other storage medium:
To tear out by the roots; uproot
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  1. To tear out by the roots; uproot
  2. To get rid of; eliminate:
(Idiomatic) To strike out; to cross out; to draw a line through.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To strike out; to cross out; to draw a line through.
  2. (Idiomatic) To finish; to mark something as complete.
(Idiomatic) To strike out; to draw a line through.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To strike out; to draw a line through.
To remove something which was written, by erasing or by putting a mark through it.
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  1. To remove something which was written, by erasing or by putting a mark through it.
  1. To make indecipherable; to obliterate
  2. To obscure.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see blot,"Ž out.
To clean by using a sponge.
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  1. To clean by using a sponge.
  2. To remove something by using a sponge
(Idiomatic) To wear away by the flow of water; to erode.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To wear away by the flow of water; to erode.
  2. To remove something by washing.
  3. (Idiomatic) To lose traction while going around a turn, especially in cycling, motorsports and skiing/snowboarding.
To remove (be removed) by washing
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(Accounting) To reduce an asset's book value to zero
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  1. (Accounting) To reduce an asset's book value to zero
  2. (Accounting) To remove a portion of a debt or an amount of an account owed to you counting it as a loss (as a gesture of goodwill for example)
  3. Figuratively, to assign a low value to something.
To become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor. Used of the cervix.
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  1. To become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor. Used of the cervix.
  2. (Medicine) To cause to become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor:
  3. To rub out, as from a surface; erase; wipe out; obliterate
To spoil the appearance of; disfigure; mar
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  1. To spoil the appearance of; disfigure; mar
  2. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
  3. (Obsolete) To obliterate; destroy.
To mark with a sign indicating deletion.
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  1. To mark with a sign indicating deletion.
  2. (Printing) To take out (a letter, word, etc.); delete
  3. To remove, especially from printed or written matter; delete.
To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
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  1. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
  2. To form or shape by severing or incising:
  3. To perform:
To put an end to; bring to ruin, disgrace, or downfall
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  1. To put an end to; bring to ruin, disgrace, or downfall
  2. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
  3. To come open or unfastened.
To eliminate completely; wipe out:
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  1. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
  2. To erase, delete, or strike out:
  3. To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel
(Medicine) To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
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  1. (Medicine) To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
  2. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
To fail to include; leave out
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  1. To fail to include; leave out
  2. To fail or neglect to do (something):
  3. To let go
To move or descend from one height or level to another:
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  1. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  2. To let fall by releasing hold of:
  3. To cut out; remove; omit
(Idiomatic) To make a fresh start, for example by forgetting about previous differences and disagreements.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make a fresh start, for example by forgetting about previous differences and disagreements.
To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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  1. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
  2. To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
  3. To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
(Now Rare) To recall
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  1. (Now Rare) To recall
  2. (Card Games) To fail to follow suit when required and able to do so; renege
  3. To invalidate or cause to no longer be in effect, as by voiding or canceling:
To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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  1. To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
To withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner
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  1. To withdraw or renounce (beliefs or statements formerly held), esp. in a formal or public manner
  2. To make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed oneself).
To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
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  1. To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
  2. To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
  3. To physically leave, as in “to vacate the building. See also abandonment and overrule.
To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
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  1. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
  2. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
  3. To disown (a child, for example).
To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
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  1. To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
  2. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
  3. To prevent from happening
To deny the existence or truth of
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  1. To deny the existence or truth of
  2. To make negative:
  3. (Computers) To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
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  1. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
  2. (Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
  3. To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
(Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
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  1. (Law) To reject (a bill of indictment) for lack of evidence
  2. To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
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  1. To make invalid; deprive of legal force
To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
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  1. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
  2. To check or stop (a natural flow, secretion, or excretion)
  3. (Electronics) To eliminate or weaken (an unwanted oscillation, echo, etc.) in a circuit
To call back or order back by a contrary order
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  1. To call back or order back by a contrary order
  2. To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order).
To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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  1. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
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  1. To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
  2. To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute
  3. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
To make void; repeal or annul.
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  1. To make void; repeal or annul.
  2. To revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.)
  3. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission. To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission.
To take away; withdraw:
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  1. To take away; withdraw:
  2. To be removable
  3. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
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  1. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied. The act of annulling a law.
  2. (Obsolete) To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
  3. To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
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  1. To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
  2. To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action
To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
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  1. To be reminiscent of; seem similar to:
  2. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
  3. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
To withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant
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  1. To withdraw or disavow (a statement, promise, offer, charge, etc.); recant
  2. To take back; disavow:
  3. To draw back:
To cause to go or move backward or in an opposite direction
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  1. To cause to go or move backward or in an opposite direction
  2. To turn inside out or upside down:
  3. To direct that (a charge) apply to the person receiving instead of making a telephone call.
To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority:
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  1. To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority:
  2. To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.
  3. To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supercede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
To become blurred, as a color or dye; run.
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  1. To become blurred, as a color or dye; run.
  2. To remove the cargo of (a ship); unload
  3. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
To excrete body wastes.
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  1. To excrete body wastes.
  2. To make void or of no validity; invalidate:
  3. To take out (the contents of something); empty.
(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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To cut short (an action or operation of an aircraft, spacecraft, etc.), as because of some failure in the equipment
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  1. To cut short (an action or operation of an aircraft, spacecraft, etc.), as because of some failure in the equipment
  2. (Biol.) To fail to develop; stay rudimentary
  3. To stop the progress of (a disease, for example).
To give birth to. Used of animals.
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  1. To give birth to. Used of animals.
  2. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
  3. To cause to become less; reduce:
(Law) To effect a discontinuance of (a suit)
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  1. (Law) To effect a discontinuance of (a suit)
  2. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
  3. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
To take back or away; remove:
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  1. To take back or away; remove:
  2. To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
  3. To remove from use, consideration, etc.
To balance, complement, counteract, compensate for, etc.
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  1. To balance, complement, counteract, compensate for, etc.
  2. (Printing) To cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface.
  3. (Printing) To become marked by or cause an unintentional transfer of ink.
  1. Counterbalance
  2. To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.
  3. To act against with an equal force or power; offset.
(Idiomatic, of contrasting elements) To counteract one another so as to be balanced.
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  1. (Idiomatic, of contrasting elements) To counteract one another so as to be balanced.
To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
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  1. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
  2. To throw or turn over; upset
  3. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
(--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
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  1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
  2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
  3. To use the nails or claws to dig, scrape, or wound.
To fight, usually with the fists.
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  1. To fight, usually with the fists.
  2. To fight or quarrel
  3. To get rid of or abandon as useless; discard; junk
(Databases) To eliminate or to correct data from a set of records to bring it inline with other similar datasets
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  1. (Databases) To eliminate or to correct data from a set of records to bring it inline with other similar datasets
  2. (Audio) To move a recording tape back and forth with a scrubbing-like motion to produce a scratching sound, or to do so by a similar use of a control on an editing system.
  3. To remove (dirt, etc.) by brushing or rubbing
To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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  1. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
  2. To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
  3. To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
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  1. To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
  2. To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance:
  3. To render invisible or unreadable by marking; obliterate. Often used with out :
To combine the qualities of two things:
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  1. To combine the qualities of two things:
  2. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other:
  3. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
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  1. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
  2. To remove from a document or record:
  3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
To rub or wipe out; erase:
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  1. To rub or wipe out; erase:
  2. (Medicine) To cause to become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor:
  3. To become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor. Used of the cervix.
To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
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  1. To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
  2. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
  3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
To eliminate completely; wipe out:
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  1. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
  2. To erase, delete, or strike out:
  3. To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel
To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
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  1. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  2. (Medicine) To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
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  1. Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
  2. To move one's hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface or object) with pressure and friction, in a circular or back-and-forth motion
  3. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly:
(--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
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  1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
  2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
  3. To strike out or cancel (a word, for example) by or as if by drawing lines through.
The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
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  1. The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
  2. To form by stamping, printing, or punching:
  3. To produce or play by manipulating strings or keys:
To come open or unfastened.
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  1. To come open or unfastened.
  2. To open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means
  3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
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  1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
  2. To form (a joint) in plumbing by spreading solder with a piece of cloth or leather.
  3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
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  1. To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
  2. To indicate (one's choice or answer) by or as by marking with an X
  3. To mark or sign with an X.
To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
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  1. To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
  2. To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
  3. To physically leave, as in “to vacate the building. See also abandonment and overrule.
To do away with; put an end to; annul:
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  1. To do away with; put an end to; annul:
  2. (Archaic) To destroy completely.
  3. To abrogate, annul, cancel, eliminate, put an end to, recall, repeal, or revoke, especially things of a seemingly permanent nature, such as customs, institutions, and usages. To abrogate, annul, cancel, eliminate, put an end to, recall, repeal, or revoke, especially things of a seemingly permanent nature, such as customs, institutions, and usages.
To cancel or repeal by authority; annul
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  1. To cancel or repeal by authority; annul
  2. To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supercede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
  3. To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.
(Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
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  1. (Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
  2. To destroy completely:
  3. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
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  1. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out:
  2. To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
  3. To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed. See also divorce.
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
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  1. To make invalid; deprive of legal force
To make negative:
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  1. To make negative:
  2. (Computers) To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
  3. To deny the existence or truth of
(Law) to make legally invalid.
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  1. (Law) to make legally invalid.
  2. To prevent from happening
  3. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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  1. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
To invalidate either partially or completely.
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  1. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  2. To weaken morally; debase; pervert
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
To leave; vacate.
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  1. To leave; vacate.
  2. To take out (the contents of something); empty.
  3. To make void or of no validity; invalidate:
To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
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  1. To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
  2. (Psychology) To bring about the extinction of a conditioned response.
  3. To cause a fire or light to stop burning or shining; put out.
To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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  1. To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
(--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
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  1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
  2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
  3. To use the nails or claws to dig, scrape, or wound.
To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
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  1. To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
  2. To remove (dirt, etc.) by brushing or rubbing
  3. (Audio) To move a recording tape back and forth with a scrubbing-like motion to produce a scratching sound, or to do so by a similar use of a control on an editing system.
To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
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  1. To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
  2. To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action
To make negative:
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  1. To make negative:
  2. To deny the existence or truth of
  3. (Computers) To perform the machine logic operation NOT gate.
(Chem.) To destroy the distinctive or active properties of
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  1. (Chem.) To destroy the distinctive or active properties of
  2. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
  3. To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
To cancel out
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  1. To cancel out
  2. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
  3. To prevent from happening
Find another word for cancel. In this page you can discover 125 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for cancel, like: delete, destroy, erase, eradicate, cross-off, cross out, wipe out, rub out, scratch out, scratch-off and strike out.