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
One cadet dislocated a shoulder and five cadets suffered concussions, said Cleveland Police Det.
Job growth surged in October and November after being held back in September by back-to-back hurricanes, which destroyed infrastructure and homes and temporarily dislocated some workers in Texas and Florida.
Stuart attacked the victim with a hammer around 1 a.m. on Nov. 16, 2012, and dislocated her shoulder, the prosecutor’s office said.
At least six injuries were reported Thursday, including a firefighte rwho dislocated a shoulder and one who was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.
But the Mountaineers endured some extenuating circumstances when quarterback Will Grier dislocated his finger with 4:35 left in the first quarter and did not return for the rest of the game.
Cheatham's back MU junior guard Haanif Cheatham missed over six weeks of the preseason after dislocating his shoulder while diving for a ball in practice.
King, a senior linebacker who is the winless 49ers’ career tackling leader, dislocated his right knee in Charlotte’s 45-14 loss Saturday against Western Kentucky.
By video, Siemian appears to sublux/dislocate his left (non-throwing) shoulder.
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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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