verb (expels, expelling, expelled)[with object]
- 1Officially make (someone) leave a school or other organization: she was expelled from schoolMore example sentences
throw out, bar, ban, debar, drum out, thrust out, push out, turn out, oust, remove, get rid of; reject, dismiss; blackball, blacklist; Military cashierBritish • informal give someone the push, give someone the elbow, give someone the big E, bin off, turf outNorth American • informal give someone the air, give someone the bum's rush• dated out
- The allegations resulting in the perjury trial forced him to quit the candidacy, and he was subsequently expelled from the party for five years.
- He was expelled from the Conservative Party yesterday morning.
- On a unanimous vote on all of these charges, he was expelled from the party.
- 1.1Force (someone) to leave a place: eight diplomats were expelled from Norway for espionageMore example sentences
- Eventually the king was forced to expel her from the country.
- He would like to deport and expel people who are French, people who would otherwise vote in elections.
- This champion of samurai who would overthrow the Shogunate and expel the barbarians became the devoted follower of the elite shogunal official.
- 1.2Force out (something), especially from the body: she expelled a shuddering breathMore example sentences
- As with a foreign object, sometimes the body rejects a body piercing and expels it or causes it to migrate.
- After birth, the body expels the fluid and salt, and their blood pressure drops.
- You know how wretched it is to eat something you shouldn't have and spend the next day and a half miserably expelling it from your body.
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- The trouble began with a proposal seeking the formation in Berlin of an international center for expellees.
- Brandt was to sign treaties with Poland, Czechoslovakia and the USSR that formally settled the issue of the millions of expellees.
- When the Federal Republic was established, 10 million people, a quarter of the total population, were refugees or expellees from the East.
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- He would ponder the power hogging oil expellers and the many ways they can be made efficient.
- The oil expeller can crush many seeds including the doughty cottonseed.
- Source rocks lean in organic matter tend to be poor expellers of oils.
late Middle English: from Latin expellere, from ex- 'out' + pellere 'to drive'.