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disgorge

[dis-gawrj] /dɪsˈgɔrdʒ/
verb (used with object), disgorged, disgorging.
1.
to eject or throw out from the throat, mouth, or stomach; vomit forth.
2.
to surrender or yield (something, especially something illicitly obtained).
3.
to discharge forcefully or as a result of force.
verb (used without object), disgorged, disgorging.
4.
to eject, yield, or discharge something.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Middle French desgorger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -gorger, derivative of gorge throat; see gorge
Related forms
disgorgement, noun
disgorger, noun
undisgorged, adjective
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  • The attorney says that those law proceedings will last quite six months before your husband can be made to disgorge your fortune.
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  • Witness the way potato prices have been juggled to induce him to disgorge his potatoes.
  • There is no magic money tree that can be shaken to disgorge the cash.
  • They were insiders and traded on that information and should be made to disgorge their trading profits and heavily fined as well.
  • When neutrophils charge in, they disgorge powerful enzymes and inflammatory proteins that can dissolve blood vessels.
  • At seven, shrieks rose from the crowd as limousines began to arrive and disgorge the celebrities.
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British Dictionary definitions for disgorge

disgorge

/dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ/
verb
1.
to throw out (swallowed food, etc) from the throat or stomach; vomit
2.
to discharge or empty of (contents)
3.
(transitive) to yield up unwillingly or under pressure
4.
(transitive) (angling) to remove (a hook) from the mouth or throat of (a fish)
Derived Forms
disgorgement, noun
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Word Origin and History for disgorge
v.

late 15c., from Old French desgorgier "to disgorge, pour out," from des- (see dis-) + gorge "throat" (see gorge). Related: Disgorged; disgorging; disgorgement.

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