- to remove or force out of a particular place: to dislodge a stone with one's foot.
- to drive out of a hiding place, a military position, etc.
- to go from a place of lodgment.
Origin of dislodge
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Examples from the Web for dislodge
No amount of student outrage or protest could dislodge him from this position.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
Shakor, the Taliban commander, admitted those paramilitaries would be tough to dislodge.Pakistan’s Deal With the Devil And The Taliban Shadow Surge
April 5, 2014
The longer people think that Romney is acceptable, the harder it will be to dislodge the idea.Michael Tomasky on How Obama Needs to Make Mitt Unacceptable Again
October 10, 2012
But for all the advantages Assad has handed to them, they cannot dislodge his second-string units from the city.Syria: Would a No-Fly Zone Help the Rebels Oust Assad?
September 11, 2012
Paramedics had to remove several ribs to dislodge the sword, which pierced his chest and was left sticking out of his back.Golden Dawn’s Violent War Against Immigrants in Greece
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 19, 2012
He sprang to the rock, and exerted his utmost strength to dislodge it.Brave and Bold
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
So he gave the meal-barrel a kick with his foot to dislodge the monkey.The Monkey That Would Not Kill
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
- to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
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Word Origin and History for dislodge
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