Oct
21
2013

displace

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

dIs pleIs

transitive verb

1. to force out of a homeland or established place.
example: The war displaced thousands of families.

2. to move out of the customary or proper place.
example: I could see that things in my room had been displaced.

3. to take the place of.
example: Compact disks displaced cassette tapes.

4. to force out of a position; oust.
example: The rebel government displaced the elected leadership.
example: After years of winning the championship, our team was finally displaced.

 

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