expel


expel
ex|pel [ ık`spel ] verb transitive
1. ) to officially force someone to leave a place or organization because of their bad behavior:
They have no legal power to expel a party member.
expel someone from something: The police were sent to expel the demonstrators from public buildings.
a ) to force a student to leave a school permanently:
expel someone for something: He was expelled for threatening a teacher with a knife.
b ) to force someone to leave a foreign country, especially for political reasons or for breaking the law:
The authorities are threatening to expel all foreign diplomats.
expel someone from something: Reporters who reported on the demonstration were expelled from the country.
2. ) TECHNICAL to force something out of a container or someone's body

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expel — I verb banish, cut out, deport, discard, discharge, dislodge, dismiss, disown, dispose of, dispossess, drive out, eicere, eject, eliminate, emit, evict, exclude, excommunicate, exigere, exile, expatriate, expellere, extrude, force away, force out …   Law dictionary

  • expel — [v1] discharge belch, blow out, cast out, disgorge, dislodge, drive out, ejaculate, eruct, erupt, evacuate, exhaust, exudate, exude, get rid of, irrupt, pass, remove, spew, throw out, vomit; concept 179 Ant. absorb, admit, take in expel [v2]… …   New thesaurus

  • expel — late 14c., from L. expellere drive out, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + pellere to drive (see PULSE (Cf. pulse) (1)). Meaning to eject from a school is first recorded 1640s. Related: Expelled; expelling …   Etymology dictionary

  • expel — *eject, oust, dismiss, evict Analogous words: *banish, exile, ostracize: *dismiss, discharge, cashier, fire: *discard, cast: *exclude, shut out, eliminate Antonyms: admit (sense 1) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • expel — ► VERB (expelled, expelling) 1) force or drive out. 2) force (a pupil) to leave a school. DERIVATIVES expellable adjective expellee noun expeller noun. ORIGIN Latin expell …   English terms dictionary

  • expel — [ek spel′, ikspel′] vt. expelled, expelling [ME expellen < L expellere < ex , out + pellere, to thrust: see PULSE1] 1. to drive out by force; force out; eject 2. to dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc. SYN …   English World dictionary

  • expel — UK [ɪkˈspel] / US verb [transitive] Word forms expel : present tense I/you/we/they expel he/she/it expels present participle expelling past tense expelled past participle expelled 1) to officially force someone to leave a place or organization… …   English dictionary

  • expel — v. (D; tr.) to expel from (to expel a child from school) * * * [ɪk spel] (D; tr.) to expel from (to expel a child from school) …   Combinatory dictionary