to drive or force out; expel, as from a place or position: The police ejected the hecklers from the meeting.
to dismiss, as from office or occupancy.
to evict, as from property.
to throw out, as from within; throw off.
to propel oneself from a damaged or malfunctioning airplane, as by an ejection seat: When the plane caught fire, the pilot ejected.
- non·e·ject·ing, adjective
- re·e·ject, verb (used with object)
- un·e·ject·ed, adjective
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How to use eject in a sentence
They forecast a zone of low pressure ejecting from the Southwest United States to end up between Kentucky and Ohio late Sunday before a new low-pressure center forms over eastern North Carolina.Washington receives first measurable snow in 372 days, with another threat looming Sunday | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Membership to such an extremist group would be clear grounds for dismissal, but it can be harder to eject a soldier who simply expresses fringey, hardline views.Security Officials Face the Possibility of a Threat from the Inside on Inauguration Day | Kimberly Dozier | January 14, 2021 | Time
In one tricky moment, Burleson had to reckon for young viewers with the violence of the sport, after a Bears wide receiver was ejected for fighting.The future of football-watching has arrived, with streams for everyone (and slime for the kids) | Ben Strauss | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Taylor was ejected for spitting at Tampa Bay running back Michael Pittman.Washington’s last playoff win came 15 years ago. That felt like a beginning, too. | Barry Svrluga | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
The Capitol police officers, overwhelmed by the crowds who broke into the Capitol building, took responsibility for leading lawmakers to safety and ejecting the relatively small groups of protesters who had gotten inside, the two people said.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building | Washington Post Staff | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Hotels can deny entry, gyms can deny access, and restaurants can eject you without consequence.
Your Dad recognized the cycle I was caught in and said, “Just push the eject button.”
He either used a weapon that did not eject shell casings or he had the presence of mind to retrieve them before speeding away.The Storm of Violence That Killed Texas District Attorney Mike McLelland | Michael Daly | April 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Somehow Messinger, his copilot, the instructor pilot, and the navigator managed to eject from the airplane carrying the bombs.
Parker was angry at Sequoia's Michael Moritz for having helped eject him from his previous company Plaxo.
Ejectment is the action employed to eject or turn out a wrongful possessor and recover possession of land.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
I am young enough to have been annoyed, and altogether eject and renegate the whole idea of political affairs.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The Pompilus' intention is plain: she wants to eject the Spider from her fortress and fling her some distance away.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
The huntress of Grey Worms induces a temporary torpor of the mandibles; the ravisher of Bees makes them eject their honey.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
Not being strong enough to eject his rival, Adolph sold his rights to John of Brabant, and hostilities broke out in 1283.
British Dictionary definitions for eject
(tr) to drive or force out; expel or emit
(tr) to compel (a person) to leave; evict; dispossess
(tr) to dismiss, as from office
(intr) to leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule
(tr) psychiatry to attribute (one's own motivations and characteristics) to others
- ejection, noun
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