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# Removing key-value pairs from a dictionary in Python

schedule Aug 12, 2023
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We can remove key/value pairs from a dictionary using the `del` statement.

# Example

## Remove single element

To remove the key/value pair for key `'height'`:

``` bob = {'age': 23, 'height': 180, 'hobby': 'surfing', 'fav_movie':'Forrest Gump'}del bob['height']print(bob) {'age': 23, 'hobby': 'surfing', 'fav_movie': 'Forrest Gump'} ```

Notice how the we have removed the key `'height'` and its corresponding value.

## Removing all elements

To remove all the key/value pairs from `bob` dictionary we can use the `dict.clear()` method:

``` bob = {'age': 23, 'height': 180, 'hobby': 'surfing', 'fav_movie':'Forrest Gump'}bob.clear()print(bob) {} ```
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