Examples of dislocate in a Sentence
She fell and dislocated her shoulder.
The new hotel will dislocate several businesses.
Thousands of workers have been dislocated by the latest economic crisis.
Recent Examples of dislocate from the Web
Bridgewater dislocated his knee in August 2016 and has been on the physically unable to perform list this season.
The football player dislocated his shoulder during his freshman year.
Conforto dislocated his left shoulder on a swing in an Aug. 24 game.
Olive Wilde, who plays Smith’s love interest, Julia, dislocated her rib, split her lip and broke her tailbone.
Mr Macron recognises that France cannot stand still while technology dislocates the jobs market.
As this reporter was flicking through Insta fast enough to dislocate a baby-boomer's thumb, one relatively quiet picture was enough put the brakes on.
If his supporters felt humiliated and dislocated and eclipsed by an urbane black president, Trump would make that president’s voters feel even worse.
The 49ers did so playing without senior middle linebacker Karrington King, the defense’s signal-caller and emotional leader, who dislocated his knee the week before against Western Kentucky and is out for the season.
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Origin and Etymology of dislocate
First Known Use: 1601See Words from the same year
Synonymsbudge, move, displace, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, shift, transfer, transpose
Antonymsarrange, array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, regulate, straighten (up), tidy
Related Wordsbear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, vary
Near Antonymsanchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root
DISLOCATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dislocate for English Language Learners
medical : to move (a bone) out of its normal location or position in a joint
: to force (someone or something) to move from a place or position
: to cause (a business, system, etc.) to change in some major way : to stop (something) from functioning as it used to function
DISLOCATE Defined for Kids
medical Definition of dislocate
- he dislocated his shoulder
- the humerus was dislocated in the fall
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