Definition of dislodge in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsˈlɒdʒ/


[with object]
1Knock or force out of position: the hoofs of their horses dislodged loose stones
More example sentences
  • Slowly and gradually they were dislodged from their position of power, prestige and glory.
  • They have to, because the fringe players have to improve to dislodge the established lot.
  • Therefore I find it much more likely that the piston position in this case was dislodged by external force.
remove, move, shift, displace, knock out of place, knock out of position, knock over, upset;
force out, drive out, oust, eject, get rid of, evict, unseat, depose, topple, overturn, bring down, bring low, bring about the downfall of
British informal turf out
1.1Remove from a position of power or authority: government opponents failed to dislodge the Prime Minister
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  • More of the same will make the champions very hard to dislodge.
  • Maximian, despite attempts including a lost naval battle in 289, could not immediately dislodge Carausius, who still held Boulogne in 293.
  • Their wins were not enough to dislodge Salman Al Khalifa from being crowned series champion.



Example sentences
  • After a set period of time, they measured ‘dislodgeable foliar and volatile residues’.
  • However, if people are concerned about dislodgeable residues, they can use the following precautions.
  • Nevertheless, gloves should be worn, to avoid splinters, and so that any sawdust or dislodgeable arsenic collecting on the gloves can be easily removed with the gloves before eating or smoking.


Pronunciation: /dɪsˈlɒdʒm()nt/
Example sentences
  • It can also play a significant role in sheltered areas within the vigorous-wave environments of the middle latitudes, however, and it prepares rocks for eventual dislodgement and removal by strong waves in more exposed areas.
  • NASA suspended future shuttle flights earlier this week after learning about the dislodgement of the big piece of foam insulation, which weighed less than a pound.
  • Would one say that the dislodgment of the bales was a direct consequence of driving?


Late Middle English: from Old French deslogier, from des- (expressing reversal) + logier 'encamp', from loge (see lodge).

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