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English verb: kick out

1. kick out (social) force to leave or move out

SamplesHe was expelled from his native country.

Synonymsexpel, throw out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)ban, ban, banish, banish, banish, bar, blackball, boot out, cast out, chuck out, debar, deliver, deport, deport, eject, exclude, exile, expatriate, extradite, ostracise, ostracize, relegate, shun, suspend, turf out, turn out

2. kick out (social) remove from a position or office

SamplesThe chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds.

Synonymsboot out, drum out, expel, oust, throw out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)remove

Narrower (hyponym)depose, excommunicate, force out

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