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expel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expel  \Ex*pel"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Expelled},  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n..  {Expelling}.]  [L.  expellere,  expulsum  ex  out  +  pellere 
  to  drive:  cf.F.  expeller.  See  {Pulse}  a  beat.] 
  1.  To  drive  or  force  out  from  that  within  which  anything  is 
  contained,  inclosed,  or  situated;  to  eject;  as  to  expel 
  air  from  a  bellows. 
 
  Did  not  ye  .  .  .  expel  me  out  of  my  father's  house? 
  --Judg.  xi  7. 
 
  2.  To  drive  away  from  one's  country;  to  banish. 
 
  Forewasted  all  their  land,  and  them  expelled. 
  --Spenser. 
  . 
 
  He  shall  expel  them  from  before  you  .  .  .  and  ye 
  shall  possess  their  land.  --Josh.  xxiii. 
  5. 
 
  3.  To  cut  off  from  further  connection  with  an  institution  of 
  learning,  a  society,  and  the  like  as  to  expel  a  student 
  or  member. 
 
  4.  To  keep  out  off  or  away  to  exclude.  ``To  expel  the 
  winter's  flaw.''  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  discharge;  to  shoot.  [Obs.] 
 
  Then  he  another  and  another  [shaft]  did  expel. 
  --Spenser. 
  . 
 
  Syn:  To  banish;  exile;  eject;  drive  out  See  {Banish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expel 
  v  1:  as  from  a  country  [syn:  {throw  out},  {kick  out}] 
  2:  put  out  or  expel  from  a  place  "The  child  was  expelled  from 
  the  classroom"  [syn:  {eject},  {chuck  out},  {exclude},  {throw 
  out},  {kick  out},  {turf  out},  {boot  out},  {turn  out}] 
  3:  remove  from  office  [syn:  {oust},  {throw  out},  {drum  out},  {boot 
  out},  {kick  out}] 
  4:  cause  to  flee  [syn:  {rout},  {rout  out}] 
  5:  eliminate,  as  of  bodily  substances  [syn:  {discharge},  {eject}, 
  {release}] 




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