Expel



[ik-spel] /ɪkˈspɛl/

verb (used with object), expelled, expelling.
1.
to drive or force out or away; discharge or eject:
to expel air from the lungs; to expel an invader from a country.
2.
to cut off from membership or relations:
to expel a student from a college.
/ɪkˈspɛl/
verb (transitive) -pels, -pelling, -pelled
1.
to eject or drive out with force
2.
to deprive of participation in or membership of a school, club, etc
v.

late 14c., from Latin expellere “drive out,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + pellere “to drive” (see pulse (n.1)). Meaning “to eject from a school” is first recorded 1640s. Related: Expelled; expelling.

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