As an example, is there an easy way to crop away the o's in the Google logo using Gimp?
The result should then be "Ggle" with a smaller image width than the original because the o's are missing.
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It's easiest to copy the elements you want to keep to new layers, then align them and crop.
If you really want to try and do a 'reverse crop', I'd recommend using the
Layer > Liquid Rescale feature. Add a
Feature Discard Mask around the elements you wish to disappear, then rescale until they are gone.