Definition of dislodge in English:

dislodge

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Knock or force out of position.

    ‘the hoofs of their horses dislodged loose stones’
    • ‘Stones may stay in the kidney or be dislodged and try to pass out with the urine.’
    • ‘A largish van must have been used and even with a gang of thieves, it must have taken a fair amount of time to dislodge the stone and pile it up into the van.’
    • ‘I made a few sounds to make sure my vocal chords were still working, for I didn't want to risk moving my head and dislodging the bandages that were beginning to cage me in.’
    • ‘Either that or my fall to the floor had dislodged them and knocked them down into my stomach or something.’
    • ‘Often a plant will dislodge a stone, causing all of its roots to be exposed or the soil to be lost.’
    • ‘They withdrew to the mountainous south, whence Russian forces have to this day been unable to dislodge them.’
    • ‘When the matrix of a slab is hard, the cement paste on the surface can be washed off without dislodging the stones.’
    • ‘When a score seemed certain the ball was dislodged from his grasp and the opportunity was lost.’
    • ‘It may not be easy to dislodge them from their entrenched positions.’
    • ‘Therefore I find it much more likely that the piston position in this case was dislodged by external force.’
    • ‘A few stones were dislodged by the movement and tumbled into the brine with their earlier neighbours.’
    • ‘It may have become faded now, some stones might have been dislodged, but the beauty of what once was still lingers.’
    • ‘Scouring removed some mud, but only dislodged the rest and sent it downstream to the next weir.’
    • ‘As I stop, crouching behind a tree to conceal myself, my foot dislodges some loose soil to reveal a deep, narrow cleft between two rocks.’
    • ‘When a chub takes the bait, it dislodges the lead which moves downstream, bouncing along the bottom.’
    • ‘She imitated the footfalls of the brigand ahead of her, trying not to dislodge gravel or stones.’
    • ‘Slowly and gradually they were dislodged from their position of power, prestige and glory.’
    • ‘When she bends backwards and kicks her heels, she is in constant danger of dislodging the rose behind her ear.’
    • ‘They have to, because the fringe players have to improve to dislodge the established lot.’
    • ‘Staff may sustain serious injury if loose equipment is dislodged during a journey, or while loading the transport systems.’
    remove, move, shift, displace, knock out of place, knock out of position, knock over, upset
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    1. 1.1 Remove from a position of power or authority.
      ‘government opponents failed to dislodge the Prime Minister’
      • ‘The army and airforce were unable to dislodge them, particularly as they enjoyed popular support among the rural population.’
      • ‘More of the same will make the champions very hard to dislodge.’
      • ‘He broke into the Dundee team at 20 and it took a transfer to Hearts to dislodge him.’
      • ‘Maximian, despite attempts including a lost naval battle in 289, could not immediately dislodge Carausius, who still held Boulogne in 293.’
      • ‘The Fine Gael men were both elected on the first count in 1999 and will be hard to dislodge.’
      • ‘He was in charge of an engineer demolition squad attached to an infantry company which was committed to dislodge the enemy from a vital hill.’
      • ‘Keith Primeau is the No.2 center, unless newcomer Michal Handzus dislodges him.’
      • ‘In such a tightly managed duopoly partisan change is slow in coming, and then likely to be slow to dislodge.’
      • ‘The enemy quickly overran most of the South Vietnamese position, but not even a furious 5-hour assault could dislodge the Americans.’
      • ‘It will be very hard to dislodge these amendments once they're in place.’
      • ‘Chomsky quotes him describing the Vietcong as " a powerful force which cannot be dislodged from its constituency so long as the constituency continues to exist ".’
      • ‘Not only will he not go, but any attempt to dislodge him would certainly cause trouble to erupt in that beleaguered state again.’
      • ‘Slowly and gradually they were dislodged from their position of power, prestige and glory.’
      • ‘He was a very hard man to dislodge.’
      • ‘Only a united front could ever dislodge them.’
      • ‘It cannot matter whether the damage was unintentional or done by our artillery or aircraft to dislodge the enemy or by the enemy to dislodge our troops.’
      • ‘Massive airstrikes target a ridge early today, as coalition troops try to dislodge Iraqi forces.’
      • ‘Their wins were not enough to dislodge Salman Al Khalifa from being crowned series champion.’
      • ‘But the urgency of the drive to dislodge the Iraqi leader largely flows from the threat that he will acquire nuclear weapons.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French deslogier, from des- (expressing reversal) + logier ‘encamp’, from loge (see lodge).

Pronunciation

dislodge

/dɪsˈlɑdʒ//disˈläj/