verb (used with object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.

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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  • 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.

  • A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors —to dislodge the worms.

  • 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



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 dislodge

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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