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Removing key-value pairs from a dictionary in Python

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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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