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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Army commanders were preparing to dislodge the militia from the capital.
▪ Heavy rains had dislodged a boulder at the mouth of Thompson Canyon.
▪ It was 30 minutes before rescuers could dislodge the food from his throat.
▪ Eventually divers provided first hand evidence that sea otters use rocks as hammers under water to dislodge the abalones.
▪ Her husband was always with us but as a couple they were difficult to dislodge without rudeness.
▪ I tried to thank him but my lip was split, and a dislodged late baby tooth impeded articulate expression.
▪ It was then time to call for the gunners and pilots to dislodge the defenders and exact vengeance for dead comrades.
▪ Last December government troops stormed 20 prisons to dislodge prisoners from the dormitory wards.
▪ Stick to big rocks that would be difficult to dislodge.
▪ This is sufficient to dislodge any particles.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dislodge \Dis*lodge"\, v. i. To go from a place of rest. [R.]

Where Light and Darkness in perpetual round Lodge and dislodge by turns.


Dislodge \Dis*lodge"\, n. Dwelling apart; separation. [R.]


Dislodge \Dis*lodge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dislodged; p. pr. & vb. n. Dislodging.] [OF. deslogier, F. d['e]loger; pref. des- (L. dis-) + OF. logier, F. loger. See Lodge.]

  1. To drive from a lodge or place of rest; to remove from a place of quiet or repose; as, shells resting in the sea at a considerate depth are not dislodged by storms.

  2. To drive out from a place of hiding or defense; as, to dislodge a deer, or an enemy.

    The Volscians are dislodg'd.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To remove or force out from a position or dwelling previously occupied. 2 (context intransitive English) To move or go from a dwelling or former position. 3 (context transitive figurative English) To force out of a secure or settled position.

  1. v. remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble" [syn: free] [ant: lodge]

  2. change place or direction; "Shift one's position" [syn: shift, reposition]

  3. remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space" [syn: displace, bump]

Usage examples of "dislodge".

I slid off the bed and shook my shoes, dislodging a small roach and a couple of silverfish who had taken shelter in the toes.

AT PARIS AND PHILADELPHIA all the while, movements were under way to dislodge John Adams as sole American peacemaker in Europe.

Despite the fact that Blackheart had managed to dislodge Abby from his back, the horse still bucked and kicked, eyes rolling wildly as he emitted high-pitched neighs of distress.

The cryptanalyst can utilize the known frequencies to dislodge the text from the cipher.

His body worked in perfect precision as his limbs moved, slicing back to knock a rifle from one Dakotan, then swinging under to dislodge another.

They came crashing through into the entry hall where they piled up like so many falling duckpins, dislodging as they fell a neat pyramid of mummified heads.

The slightest disturbance would cause segments of the damaged masonry to fallaway, at one point a dislodged brick shaving my head.

As they continued they degenerated into animal howls that went skipping over the Fens like pebbles, alarming sleeping ducks, dislodging owls from branches and sending herons flapping to safer nests.

The great stone walls were so thick that the men who patrolled on top on horseback looked like ants riding small spiders, and ironshod hooves dislodged rocks that tumbled down the cliff and splashed in the water around the barge.

She stretched languorously, dislodging the cloak, and he saw her nipples tighten.

They did not require much in the way of a trail to follow: a mere freshly dislodged pebble, or crushed sprout of vegetation, or patch of disturbed leafmold sufficed to eyes as keen as theirs.

The nits or eggs look like pieces of oval dandruff right on the hair shaft, but you have to squeeze the hair through your fingernails to dislodge them.

He dared to rise up on all fours, but felt himself shift alarmingly--the bouncing and rocking of the train threatened to dislodge him.

And, as Berger points out, nihilation needs to be countered with therapia, or a dislodging of the source of nihilation.

Hermione returned from the trolley and put her money back into her schoolbag, she dislodged a copy of the Daily Prophet that she had been carrying in there.