# How to remove an item from an ArrayList in Kotlin?

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In this article we will see how we can remove an item from an ArrayList using Kotlin library function. In order to do that, we will take the help of a library function called drop(). The function definition looks as follows −

fun <T> Array<out T>.drop(n: Int): List<T>
(source)

It takes array and a position as an input and it returns a list containing all the elements except the first n elements.

## Example – drop() in Kotlin

In this example, we will remove the first element from a list using drop().

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
var arrayone: ArrayList<String> = arrayListOf("mango","jam","apple","lemon","spice")
println("The ArrayList is:\n" + arrayone)

println("\n=====================\n")

// drop the first element
val arraytwo = arrayone.drop(1)
println("After dropping the first element:\n" + arraytwo)
}

## Output

On execution, it will produce the following output −

The ArrayList is:
[mango, jam, apple, lemon, spice]
=====================
After dropping the first element:
[jam, apple, lemon, spice]

## Example – Remove specific element from a list using filterTo()

In this example, we will remove a specific item from a given list.

fun main() {
var arr = arrayOf<String>("mango","jam","apple","lemon","spice")
val arraytwo = arrayListOf<String>()

// Remove "jam" from the list
arr.filterTo(arraytwo, { it != "jam" })
println(arraytwo)
}

## Output

It will produce the following output −

[mango, apple, lemon, spice]
Updated on 01-Mar-2022 11:13:33