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dislodge

dis·lodge

dislodge

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs laj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dislodged, dislodges, dislodging
definition: to remove from or force out of a position or location.
There is a way to dislodge food caught in the windpipe.You must dislodge those troops from behind the barricade.
similar words:
displace
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move from a lodging or established position.
derivation: dislodgment (n.)
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The word dislodge contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-