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English verb: dislocate

1. dislocate (change) move out of position

SamplesDislocate joints.
The artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically.

Synonymsluxate, slip, splay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

2. dislocate (change) put out of its usual place, position, or relationship

SamplesThe colonists displaced the natives.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace

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