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vacate

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1  —as in:
vacate the building
Definition to leave a place, job or position previously occupied
  • You must vacate your apartment by Monday.
vacate = leave a place previously occupied
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The sheriff insisted that we vacate the apartment immediately.
  • vacate = leave a place previously occupied
  • The vote forced her to vacate her position as chairperson of the committee.
  • Due to rules violations, the NCAA vacated the team's championship and victories of the year.
  • He slides into the vacated chair and waits for the man to disappear before speaking again.
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss
  • vacated = emptied
  • Atticus picked up the Mobile Press and sat down in the rocking chair Jem had vacated.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • vacated = gotten out of
  • But even if he had known about these cabins, they wouldn't have delivered McCandless from harm: At some point after mid-April, when the last of the cabins was vacated as the spring thaw made dog mushing and snow-machine travel problematic, somebody broke into all three cabins and vandalized them extensively.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • vacated = moved out of
  • Mother and daughter vacated the cemetery and made their way toward the next train to Munich.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • vacated = left
  • I wonder what student left to vacate my position?
    Stephanie Perkins  --  Anna and the French Kiss

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
2  —as in:
vacate the lower court's ruling
Definition to cancel or annul a formal ruling or contract
  • My conviction was vacated, but I still suspect that Google searches that find it keep me from getting job interviews.
vacated = canceled or annulled
  • They vacated the lower court's ruling.
vacated = canceled or annulled

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