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Definitions of dislodge word
- verb with object dislodge to remove or force out of a particular place: to dislodge a stone with one's foot. 1
- verb with object dislodge to drive out of a hiding place, a military position, etc. 1
- verb without object dislodge to go from a place of lodgment. 1
- noun dislodge Knock or force out of position. 1
- transitive verb dislodge remove 1
- verb dislodge To dislodge something means to remove it from where it was fixed or held. 0
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Origin of dislodge
First appearance:before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English disloggen < Old French desloger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + loger to lodge
Parts of speech for Dislodge
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.
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Synonyms for dislodge
- oust — to expel or remove from a place or position occupied: The bouncer ousted the drunk; to oust the prime minister in the next election.
- displace — to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc.
- remove — to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table.
- uproot — to pull out by or as if by the roots: The hurricane uprooted many trees and telephone poles.
- disturb — to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle.
Antonyms for dislodge
- sow — to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant.
- take in — the act of taking.
- plant — any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have more or less rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts: some classification schemes may include fungi, algae, bacteria, blue-green algae, and certain single-celled eukaryotes that have plantlike qualities, as rigid cell walls or photosynthesis.
- order — an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate.
- wedge — a piece of hard material with two principal faces meeting in a sharply acute angle, for raising, holding, or splitting objects by applying a pounding or driving force, as from a hammer. Compare machine (def 3b).
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