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dislodge

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Definition move or remove by force
  • The initial effort failed to dislodge the Taliban.
  • The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space
  • used dynamite to dislodge the bolder
  • At first he tried to dislodge it with his hand, but as it was now very tightly wedged he drew a stone-pick out of his pocket, and very carefully and with some trouble got it out.
    Anna Sewell  --  Black Beauty
  • As for Tess Durbeyfield, she did not so easily dislodge the incident from her consideration.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • They did not dislodge the Canaanites living in Gezer;
    Joshua 16:9 (NIV)
  • And then tug by tug he realized he would never be able to dislodge it.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • dislodge = move or remove
  • Like dislodged trucks, the heads of the harpooneers aloft shook on their bull-like necks.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Pecking now at Joe's hand as he tried to knock it away, holding fast to sleeve and hair, determined not to be dislodged.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And nothingness whimpered being dislodged from night, and would have hidden again.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • The firebomb dislodged and flew into the Hephaestus chariot at the driver's feet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • I shook my head and paused in the act of dislodging the shavings which had drifted down my neck.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • She shakes her head like she's trying to dislodge the words from her brain.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The white batting is fluffed out, exposed, the whole effect of him vapid and dislodged.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Attolia turned her head, dislodging a flower, to stare at Phresine, and Phresine carefully replaced the blossom.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • In his dying convulsions the ax had become dislodged from the wound.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Cranly dislodged a figseed from his teeth on the point of his rude toothpick and gazed at it intently.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Accordingly a party of adventurers, better suited to the task than the weak though spirited boy, was ordered to dislodge the skulkers.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • When all are gone if I'm alone they can dislodge me.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The magus grinned as I landed on the rocks beside him and I turned to give him what help I could dislodging the bridge.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief

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