Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dislodge
IPA transcription: [dɪsl'ɑdʒ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dislodge, free
    Meaning: remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
Usage examples
  • Attempts to dislodge me having failed, he was driven to breaking into his own house.
  • When I propose to dislodge her in view of certain experiments, I find some difficulty in doing so.
  • Perceiving that it was impossible with their small number to dislodge us, the watch sent for reinforcements.
  • But although he punched a long pole down the pipe, and punched and punched, he could not dislodge whatever it was which plugged the pipe and kept the water from running through it.
  • Let him choke, but do not be too hopeful, as the chances are that he will dislodge the bone. All will go well until the dessert, when his wife will begin telling how raspberry sherbet always disagrees with her.
  • The blast would dislodge thirty to thirty-five thousand tons of rock, which was scooped up by great steam-shovels and loaded on to skips carried by a line of cars on a narrow-gauge railroad running to and from the crushing mill.
  • If the convicts were hid in one spot of the island, if we knew that spot, and had only to dislodge them, I would undertake a direct attack; but is there not occasion to fear, on the contrary, that they are sure to fire the first shot?"
  • Hence, he believed that only the minimum of work should be done with the costly explosive; and, therefore, planned to use dynamite merely to dislodge great masses of rock, and depended upon the steam-shovel, operated by coal under the boiler, to displace, handle, and remove the rock in detail.