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Definition of "dislodge" []

  • To remove or force out from a position or dwelling previously occupied. (verb-transitive)
  • To move or go from a dwelling or former position. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dislodge" in a sentence
  • "My guess is that if Hitler had been a bit smarter (i.e., not invaded Russia), his Nazi forces might have been impossible to dislodge from the occupied nations."
  • "Probably no historical image would be harder to dislodge from the collective memory than that of the teak-headed, red-faced, white-moustached general, his tactics derived from long-ago cavalry maneuvers, sitting in a château headquarters well behind the lines as he orders waves of infantry across minefields and through barbed wire, forcing them like the Light Brigade itself “into the jaws of death, into the mouth of hell,” and into the waiting German machine guns."
  • "The plan will change when the games start; he can't risk having the pump dislodge from a hit."