expel
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪkˈspɛl/
Verb

expel (expels, present participle expelling; past and past participle expelled)

  1. To eject or erupt.
  2. (obsolete) To fire (a bullet, arrow etc.).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book II, canto IX:
      But to the ground the idle quarrell fell: / Then he another and another did expell.
  3. (transitive) To remove from membership.
    Synonyms: drive away, drive out, force out
    He was expelled from school multiple times.
  4. (transitive) To deport.
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