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English vocabulary from the World Cup - eliminate

It's the round of 16 now! 32 teams qualified for the 2014 World Cup so 16 teams have been eliminated. 
On May 19th I posted a blog that explained some English meanings for the verb qualify.
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Today let's look at a few ways to use eliminate.

eliminate

 verb
1 to remove or get rid of something/somebodyeliminate something/somebodyCredit cards eliminate the need to carry a lot of cash.eliminate something/somebody from somethingThe police have eliminated two suspects from their investigation.This diet claims to eliminate toxins from the body.2eliminate somebody (from something)to defeat a person or a team so that they no longer take part in a competition, etc.synonym
 knock outAll the English teams were eliminated in the early stages of the competition.She was eliminated from the tournament in the first round.

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