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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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Examples from the web for dislodge
  • In the garden, dislodge them with jets of water or treat with soap spray or horticultural oil.
  • Turning it upside down and gently shaking it might dislodge stuff, too.
  • Scientists were working to dislodge the mammal and return it to the ocean.
  • When cutting doesn't cut it, the crew use bombs to break up overhangs and dislodge heavy buildups on the top of mountain slopes.
  • Working alone or in a group, orcas create waves that dislodge a floe, break it up and wash the stranded prey into open water.
  • For the time being however, fighting continues in a desperate effort to try and dislodge the rebels from their stronghold.
  • Then they determined to dislodge and to draw into their own countries, seeing their other company were withdrawn.
  • The enemy made several desperate attempts to dislodge us, all of which were unsuccessful, and for which he paid dearly.
  • Tribes emerge one trying to dislodge the other in their life-preserving war for land, water and food.
  • If the detonator is exposed, they may continue firing to dislodge or destroy it.
British Dictionary definitions for dislodge


to remove from or leave a lodging place, hiding place, or previously fixed position
Derived Forms
dislodgment, dislodgement, noun
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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.

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