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expel

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspel/

Translation of expel in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-ll-)

  • 1.1 (force to leave) [person] expulsar he was expelled from the party fue expulsado del partido
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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.
    1.2 (remove) [air/liquid/smoke] expulsar, expeler [formal]
    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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