AskDefine | Define dislodge

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1 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" [syn: free] [ant: lodge]
2 change place or direction; "Shift one's position" [syn: shift, reposition]
3 remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space" [syn: displace, bump]

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  1. To remove or force out from a position or dwelling previously occupied.
  2. To move or go from a dwelling or former position.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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