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dislodge

[dis-loj]
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verb (used with object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.
  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), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.
  1. to go from a place of lodgment.

Origin of dislodge

1400–50; late Middle English disloggen < Old French desloger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + loger to lodge
Related formsdis·lodg·ment; especially British, dis·lodge·ment, nounun·dis·lodged, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dislodgement

Historical Examples

  • It is perhaps humiliating to confess that his dislodgement, when it came, was not at our hands.

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  • The French officer entreated permission of his general to attempt the dislodgement of the enemy.

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British Dictionary definitions for dislodgement

dislodge

verb
  1. to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
Derived Formsdislodgment or dislodgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for dislodgement

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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