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dislodge

[dis-loj] /dɪsˈlɒdʒ/
verb (used with object), dislodged, dislodging.
1.
to remove or force out of a particular place:
to dislodge a stone with one's foot.
2.
to drive out of a hiding place, a military position, etc.
verb (used without object), dislodged, dislodging.
3.
to go from a place of lodgment.
Origin of dislodge
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English disloggen < Old French desloger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + loger to lodge
Related forms
dislodgment; especially British, dislodgement, noun
undislodged, adjective
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  • He sprang to the rock, and exerted his utmost strength to dislodge it.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • To advance further, it was necessary to dislodge the enemy from the ridge.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors —to dislodge the worms.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • So he gave the meal-barrel a kick with his foot to dislodge the monkey.

  • But it was so small, in proportion, and so slippery with blood, that he was unable to dislodge it.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
British Dictionary definitions for dislodge

dislodge

/dɪsˈlɒdʒ/
verb
1.
to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
Derived Forms
dislodgment, dislodgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for dislodge
v.

c.1400, from Old French deslogier "to leave or cause to leave a lodging place; expel, drive away," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + logier (see lodge (v.)). Related: Dislodged; dislodging.

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