English dictionary

Hint: Asterisk (*) is a wildcard. Asterisk substitutes zero or more characters.

English verb: expel

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

SamplesHe was expelled from his native country.

Synonymskick out, 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. expel (social) remove from a position or office

SamplesThe chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds.

Synonymsboot out, drum out, kick out, oust, throw out

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

Broader (hypernym)remove

Narrower (hyponym)depose, excommunicate, force out

3. expel (competition) cause to flee

SamplesRout out the fighters from their caves.

Synonymsrout, rout out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome

4. expel (body) eliminate (a substance)

SamplesCombustion products are exhausted in the engine.
The plant releases a gas.

Synonymsdischarge, eject, exhaust, release

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)abort, bleed, blow, breathe, cough out, cough up, egest, ejaculate, eliminate, emit, eruct, excrete, expectorate, fester, hemorrhage, maturate, ovulate, pass, pass off, shed blood, spew, spew out, spit out, spit up, suppurate

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2019 onlineordbog.dk