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[dis-loj] /dɪsˈlɒdʒ/
verb (used with object), dislodged, dislodging.
to remove or force out of a particular place:
to dislodge a stone with one's foot.
to drive out of a hiding place, a military position, etc.
verb (used without object), dislodged, dislodging.
to go from a place of lodgment.
Origin of dislodge
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English disloggen < Old French desloger, equivalent to des- dis-1 + loger to lodge
Related forms
dislodgment; especially British, dislodgement, noun
undislodged, adjective Unabridged
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  • Jamming myself into a corner between some posts, whence I felt sure no wind could dislodge me, I waited and watched.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif Frank T. Bullen
  • He sprang to the rock, and exerted his utmost strength to dislodge it.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • One of the three sent a moment before to dislodge the citizens, turned back to join this311 new battle.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden
  • To advance further, it was necessary to dislodge the enemy from the ridge.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • It would have required an earthquake to dislodge Miss Bibby from the stronghold of the dining-room table.

British Dictionary definitions for dislodge


to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
Derived Forms
dislodgment, dislodgement, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dislodge

c.1400, from Old French deslogier "to leave or cause to leave a lodging place; expel, drive away," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + logier (see lodge (v.)). Related: Dislodged; dislodging.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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