Definition of dislodge
1 : to drive from a position of hiding, defense, or advantage
2 : to force out of a secure or settled position dislodged the rock with a shovel
: to leave a place previously occupied
Examples of dislodge in a Sentence
The earthquake dislodged several boulders from the cliff.
He kicked at the stone to dislodge it.
The army has dislodged enemy forces from their stronghold.
Recent Examples of dislodge from the Web
The collision dislodged both the ball and Fosse’s shoulder and gave the NL the 12th-inning win.
Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. have replaced Qatar as Egypt’s principal donors since the coup that dislodged the country’s Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammad Morsi.
According to Kansas City police, a truck hauling construction equipment struck part of the bridge, which dislodged concrete.
Saudi Arabia launched the military operation in March 2015, intending to dislodge Houthi rebels who ousted the country’s internationally recognized government.
Other than some sort of acrobatic chicanery, Rizzo’s best chance to be safe was to dislodge the ball from Hedges’ grasp.
The shower is a great place to check for ticks, and using a washcloth is usually enough to dislodge any that aren’t attached yet.
Investigators say Ricks eventually became dislodged from the car as Mathis sped away from the area.
Obama argued that five decades of U.S. trade sanctions had failed to achieve that goal or dislodge the Castros from power.
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DISLODGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dislodge for English Language Learners
: to forcefully remove (something or someone) from a place or position
DISLODGE Defined for Kids
Definition of dislodge for Students
: to force out of a place of resting, hiding, or defense The bulldozer dislodged several boulders.
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