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eject

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of eject

  1. 1 to drive or force out we summarily ejected the unwanted guest from our party Synonyms of eject banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn out Words Related to eject deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate Phrases give one the gate [slang], send packing Near Antonyms of eject accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter

  2. 2 to violently throw out or off (something from within) the malfunctioning VCR abruptly stopped rewinding and ejected the tape Synonyms of eject belch, disgorge, erupt, eruct, expel, jet, spew, spout, spurtWords Related to eject gush, pour, squirt, stream, surge; emanate, exhale, issue, release, shoot, spit, spring, vent; discharge, emit, fire; cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, tossNear Antonyms of eject bottle (up), contain, restrain, shut (in or up)

Synonym Discussion of eject

eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action.
    • ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar
expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical.
    • a student expelled from college
oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion.
    • police ousted the squatters
evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home.
    • evicted for nonpayment of rent

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