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Verb: expel (expelled,expelling)  ik'spel or ek'spel
  1. Force to leave or move out
    "He was expelled from his native country";
    - throw out, kick out
  2. Remove from a position or office
    "The chairman was expelled after he misappropriated funds";
    - oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out
  3. Cause to flee
    - rout, rout out
  4. Eliminate (a substance)
    "combustion products are expelled in the engine";
    - exhaust, discharge, eject, release

Derived forms: expelled, expels, expelling

Type of: defeat, displace, get the better of, move, overcome, remove

Encyclopedia: Expel