V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to forcibly remove someone or something from a safe or stable position; 2. to abandon or depart from a safe, stable, or secure position
Synonyms: displace, remove, extricate
Antonyms: lodge, wedge, imbed
Tips: Dislodge is related to the word lodge, which can mean "to house or to fix in position." Dislodge refers to the opposite situation, or the removal of something fixed in position.
With considerable effort, he was able to dislodge the root from the ground. (remove)
The former president of the club was shocked to find that the most recent vote was to dislodge him from office. (remove)
The Heimlich maneuver is designed to dislodge objects stuck in the trachea. (remove, extricate)
The gardener needed to dislodge some rocks from the dirt before she could resume planting. (remove, extricate)
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