Definitions for: Dislodge


[v] remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
[v] remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
[v] change place or direction; "Shift one's position"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*lodge", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dislodged; p. pr. &
vb. n. Dislodging.] [OF. deslogier, F. d['e]loger; pref.
des- (L. dis-) + OF. logier, F. loger. See Lodge.]
1. To drive from a lodge or place of rest; to remove from a
place of quiet or repose; as, shells resting in the sea at
a considerate depth are not dislodged by storms.

2. To drive out from a place of hiding or defense; as, to
dislodge a deer, or an enemy.

The Volscians are dislodg'd. --Shak.


Dis*lodge", v. i.
To go from a place of rest. [R.]

Where Light and Darkness in perpetual round Lodge and
dislodge by turns. --Milton.


Dis*lodge", n.
Dwelling apart; separation. [R.]

Synonyms: bump, displace, free, reposition, shift

Antonyms: deposit, lodge, stick, wedge

See Also: beat down, boot out, chuck out, displace, eject, exclude, expel, kick out, move, remove, take, take away, throw, throw out, turf out, turn out, withdraw

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