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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

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

dis·lodg·ment or dis·lodge·ment noun

Examples of dislodge

  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.



Origin 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

Rhymes with dislodge



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