dislodge

[ dis-loj ]
/ dɪsˈlɒdʒ /

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.

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Origin of dislodge

1400–50; late Middle English disloggen<Old French desloger, equivalent to des-dis-1 + loger to lodge

OTHER WORDS FROM dislodge

dis·lodg·ment; especially British, dis·lodge·ment, nounun·dis·lodged, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for dislodge

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

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

    Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna

British Dictionary definitions for dislodge

dislodge
/ (dɪsˈlɒdʒ) /

verb

to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position

Derived forms of dislodge

dislodgment or dislodgement, noun
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