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dislodge

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verb dis·lodge \(ˌ)dis-ˈläj\

Simple Definition of dislodge

  • : to forcefully remove (something or someone) from a place or position

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dislodge

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to drive from a position of hiding, defense, or advantage

  3. 2 :  to force out of a secure or settled position <dislodged the rock with a shovel>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to leave a place previously occupied

dislodgment

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dislodgement

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Examples of dislodge in a sentence

  1. The earthquake dislodged several boulders from the cliff.

  2. He kicked at the stone to dislodge it.

  3. The army has dislodged enemy forces from their stronghold.



Did You Know?

A lodge is usually a kind of roominghouse or hotel, and the verb lodge often means staying or sleeping in such a place. Thus, dislodge means removing a person or thing from where it's been staying. So, for instance, you might use a toothpick to dislodge a seed from between your teeth, police might use tear gas to dislodge a sniper from his hiding place, and a slate tile dislodged from a roof could be dangerous to someone hanging out on the street below.

Origin and Etymology of dislodge

Middle English disloggen, from Anglo-French *desloger, from des- dis- + loger to find lodging for, encamp, from loge shelter — more at lodge


First Known Use: 15th century


DISLODGE Defined for Kids

dislodge

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verb dis·lodge \dis-ˈläj\

Definition of dislodge for Students

dislodged

dislodging

  1. :  to force out of a place of resting, hiding, or defense <The bulldozer dislodged several boulders.>




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