remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"
force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars'; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"
command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"
put out or quench, as of fires or lights
provide a cure for, make healthy again
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"