dislodge

verb dis·lodge \ (ˌ)dis-ˈläj \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of dislodge

transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
: to leave a place previously occupied

dislodgment

or dislodgement noun

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.

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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


DISLODGE Defined for English Language Learners

dislodge

verb

Definition of dislodge for English Language Learners

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


DISLODGE Defined for Kids

dislodge

verb dis·lodge \ dis-ˈläj \

Definition of dislodge for Students

dislodged; dislodging
: to force out of a place of resting, hiding, or defense The bulldozer dislodged several boulders.


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