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expel

ex·pel

expel

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spel
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: expelled, expelling, expels
definition 1: to put or drive out forcibly.
The pierced balloon expelled its air.
synonyms:
eject, extrude
antonyms:
admit
similar words:
banish, belch, bounce, discharge, disgorge, displace, emit, heave, purge, release, rout, run out, vent, vomit
definition 2: to dismiss or oust, as from a school, organization, or organized event.
Several players were expelled from the league.After he was found defacing school property, he was expelled.Fighting can get you expelled from the game.
synonyms:
dismiss, oust
antonyms:
admit
similar words:
banish, cashier, drum out, eject, kick out, suspend
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derivation: expellable (adj.)
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