- To expel is defined as to force something or someone out, or to kick someone out of a social club, school or other group.
- When you breath out deeply after you've been holding your breath from fear, this is an example of a time when you expel your breath.
- When a school kicks out a student for cheating, this is an example of time when the school expels the student.
This man has been expelled from his apartment.
expel definition by Webster's New World
expel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb ex·pelled, ex·pel·ling, ex·pels
- To force or drive out: expel an invader.
- To discharge from or as if from a receptacle: expelled a sigh of relief.
- To force to leave; deprive of membership: expelled the student from college for cheating. See Synonyms at eject.
Origin: Middle English expellen, from Latin expellere : ex-, ex- + pellere, to drive; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.
- ex·pelˈla·ble adjective
- ex·pelˈler noun