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
In local elections last year, the political opposition dislodged the ruling African National Congress party from power in Johannesburg; the new mayor, Herman Mashaba, vowed to clean up corruption and expressed support for the gallery.
The waiver, which was undated, did not mention Mr. Bannon specifically, but appeared to benefit him by potentially dislodging him from a pending ethics complaint over his past discussions with Breitbart editors.
The other robber dislodged him with a shove and then slipped through himself.
Cook for 30 seconds, then stir in the flour, using a wooden spatula to dislodge any browned bits.
Memorial Day: Clouds continue to be hard to dislodge.
On the wide screen above, killer whales in the wild work in tandem to manufacture waves, dislodging their prey — a lone seal perched on an ice floe.
Watch Richie try to dislodge the talk show host with a series of random objects.
On the other hand, Slobodan Milosevic has not been dislodged and Kosovo will remain under NATO administration with no promise and little hope of ever achieving complete independence.
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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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