Definition of dislodge in US English:

dislodge

verb

[with object]
  • 1Knock or force out of position.

    ‘the hoofs of their horses dislodged loose stones’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Often a plant will dislodge a stone, causing all of its roots to be exposed or the soil to be lost.’
    • ‘She imitated the footfalls of the brigand ahead of her, trying not to dislodge gravel or stones.’
    • ‘They have to, because the fringe players have to improve to dislodge the established lot.’
    • ‘Slowly and gradually they were dislodged from their position of power, prestige and glory.’
    • ‘Staff may sustain serious injury if loose equipment is dislodged during a journey, or while loading the transport systems.’
    • ‘When the matrix of a slab is hard, the cement paste on the surface can be washed off without dislodging the stones.’
    • ‘A few stones were dislodged by the movement and tumbled into the brine with their earlier neighbours.’
    • ‘Scouring removed some mud, but only dislodged the rest and sent it downstream to the next weir.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When she bends backwards and kicks her heels, she is in constant danger of dislodging the rose behind her ear.’
    • ‘Either that or my fall to the floor had dislodged them and knocked them down into my stomach or something.’
    • ‘It may not be easy to dislodge them from their entrenched positions.’
    • ‘It may have become faded now, some stones might have been dislodged, but the beauty of what once was still lingers.’
    • ‘When a score seemed certain the ball was dislodged from his grasp and the opportunity was lost.’
    • ‘When a chub takes the bait, it dislodges the lead which moves downstream, bouncing along the bottom.’
    • ‘Stones may stay in the kidney or be dislodged and try to pass out with the urine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Therefore I find it much more likely that the piston position in this case was dislodged by external force.’
    • ‘They withdrew to the mountainous south, whence Russian forces have to this day been unable to dislodge them.’
    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’
      • ‘He broke into the Dundee team at 20 and it took a transfer to Hearts to dislodge him.’
      • ‘Only a united front could ever dislodge them.’
      • ‘More of the same will make the champions very hard to dislodge.’
      • ‘Massive airstrikes target a ridge early today, as coalition troops try to dislodge Iraqi forces.’
      • ‘The army and airforce were unable to dislodge them, particularly as they enjoyed popular support among the rural population.’
      • ‘Maximian, despite attempts including a lost naval battle in 289, could not immediately dislodge Carausius, who still held Boulogne in 293.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It will be very hard to dislodge these amendments once they're in place.’
      • ‘Slowly and gradually they were dislodged from their position of power, prestige and glory.’
      • ‘Their wins were not enough to dislodge Salman Al Khalifa from being crowned series champion.’
      • ‘The enemy quickly overran most of the South Vietnamese position, but not even a furious 5-hour assault could dislodge the Americans.’
      • ‘He was a very hard man to dislodge.’
      • ‘Keith Primeau is the No.2 center, unless newcomer Michal Handzus dislodges him.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The Fine Gael men were both elected on the first count in 1999 and will be hard to dislodge.’
      • ‘In such a tightly managed duopoly partisan change is slow in coming, and then likely to be slow to dislodge.’
      • ‘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/