What does expel mean?

Definitions for expel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expel, throw out, kick outverb

    force to leave or move out

    "He was expelled from his native country"

  2. oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expelverb

    remove from a position or office

    "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"

  3. rout, rout out, expelverb

    cause to flee

    "rout out the fighters from their caves"

  4. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseverb

    eliminate (a substance)

    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"


  1. expelverb

    To eject or erupt

  2. expelverb

    To fire (a bullet, arrow etc.).

  3. expelverb

    To remove from membership

  4. expelverb

    To deport

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expelverb

    to drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as to expel air from a bellows

  2. Expelverb

    to drive away from one's country; to banish

  3. Expelverb

    to cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member

  4. Expelverb

    to keep out, off, or away; to exclude

  5. Expelverb

    to discharge; to shoot

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Expel

    eks-pel′, v.t. to drive out: eject: to discharge: to banish: (Shak.) to keep off:—pr.p. expel′ling; pa.p. expelled′. [L. expellĕre, expulsumex, out, pellĕre, to drive.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of expel in a Sentence

  1. Rory Southworth:

    For a lot of us in the outdoor community and who do a lot of outdoor sports, our mental health is intrinsically linked to our sport, we're not really used to dealing with stresses without having that ability to expel it through physical activity in nature and wild places.

  2. Gary Shipman:

    Private organizations that are not open to the public are run by their members who make the rules as to whether to admit or expel members in accordance with those rules.

  3. Yasser Abdul Rahim:

    The big battle of Aleppo you can say has started in its preparatory phases, there is a decisive final blow coming that will expel the regime from Aleppo and to liberate the city completely.

  4. Warren Strobel:

    It's a tough fight. We said a year ago that we expected this fight to expel ISIL from Iraq to be a fight that takes years, with an 's'. Years, iSIL has lost well over 25 percent of the territory that they held at the height of their incursion into Iraq. We have destroyed thousands of pieces of equipment.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    In Syria, the United States will use diplomacy and work with our partners to expel every last Iranian boot.

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Translations for expel

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  • يطردArabic
  • изхвърлям, изключвам, изгонвамBulgarian
  • expel·lirCatalan, Valencian
  • vypudit, vyloučit, vyhostitCzech
  • verjagen, deportieren, ausweisen, abschieben, verbannenGerman
  • forpeliEsperanto
  • expulsar, expelerSpanish
  • erottaa, poistaaFinnish
  • expulser, déporterFrench
  • fògairScottish Gaelic
  • kizárHungarian
  • espellereItalian
  • 出す, 追い出す, 追放, 放り出すJapanese
  • verdrijven, verjagenDutch
  • expelir, expulsarPortuguese
  • выслать, выталкивать, вытолкнуть, извергать, исключить, депортировать, высылать, выбрасывать, выбросить, извергнуть, исключатьRussian
  • ขับไล่Thai
  • çıkarmak, afarozlamak, kovmak, sınırdışı etmek, sürmekTurkish

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