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.

Nearby words

  1. dislike,
  2. dislimn,
  3. dislocate,
  4. dislocation,
  5. dislocation fracture,
  6. disloyal,
  7. disloyalty,
  8. dismal,
  9. dismal science,
  10. dismal swamp

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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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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