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dis·lodge

dislodge

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs laj
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dislodges, dislodging, dislodged
definition: to remove or force out of a fixed position.
He dislodged the thorn from the lion's paw.We dislodged their team from first place.
derivation: dislodgment (n.)
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The word dislodge contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-