- to eject or throw out from the throat, mouth, or stomach; vomit forth.
- to surrender or yield (something, especially something illicitly obtained).
- to discharge forcefully or as a result of force.
- to eject, yield, or discharge something.
Origin of disgorge
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Examples from the Web for disgorge
It was forced to disgorge profits and pay a fine to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.JP Morgan Chase’s Long List of Expensive Legal Settlements Grows Even Longer
Nina Strochlic, William O’Connor
September 20, 2013
Any country that gives him refuge must be made to disgorge him, or else pay the severest price in sanctions.The Case for Prosecuting Libya's Muammar Gaddafi
March 1, 2011
The trustee wants JPMorgan Chase to disgorge $1 billion in profits and fees and another $5.4 billion in damages.JPMorgan and Madoff: Will the Scandal Sink Jamie Dimon?
Allan Dodds Frank
February 3, 2011
The effort to make them "disgorge" is as continual as it is noisy, and, as a rule, futile.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
I saw Lady Carwitchet, who laughed at me, and defied me to make her confess or disgorge.Masterpieces of Mystery
The men are wealthy, and I have no doubt that I can force them to disgorge.'VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea
David Christie Murray
I helped to make them disgorge, I and the rest of the people they employed.Diderot and the Encyclopdists
It is only fair that he should be made to disgorge a little.The Nabob
- to throw out (swallowed food, etc) from the throat or stomach; vomit
- to discharge or empty of (contents)
- (tr) to yield up unwillingly or under pressure
- (tr) angling to remove (a hook) from the mouth or throat of (a fish)
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Word Origin and History for disgorge
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