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
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.
Obama argued that five decades of U.S. trade sanctions had failed to achieve that goal or dislodge the Castros from power.
In 2015, Saudi Arabia formed a military coalition that has been bombing the rebels, seeking to dislodge them from the capital and restore the government.
The shooting took place in Achin district of Nangarhar province, where a joint U.S. and Afghan operation to dislodge Islamic State fighters from their stronghold in the mountains there has been under way for months. ...
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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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