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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.
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verb (used without object), dis·lodged, dis·lodg·ing.
  1. 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
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.

    Sonia Between two Worlds

    Stephen McKenna

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

    Mexico

    Susan Hale


British Dictionary definitions for dislodgement

dislodge

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