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Verb type: 1


  1. to remove, take away, take off
    poistaa jää ― to deice
    poistaa huurre ― to defrost
    poistaa maali ― to depaint
    poistaa vaha ― to dewax
    poistaa tuotannosta ― to discontinue (the production of)
    poistaa myynnistä ― to discontinue (the sale of)
    poistaa valikoimasta ― to discontinue (the sale of)
    poistaa asemasta ― to eject (such as a disc from a drive)
  2. to delete, erase, strike, eliminate from existence
  3. (accounting) to depreciate, write off
  4. (slang) to sell or deal illegal recreational drugs
    Oisko jäbällä poistaa mulle gramma kukkaa?
    Dude, can ya sell me a gram of reefer?


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".