Expel meaning

ĭk-spĕl
To drive out by force; force out; eject.
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To dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc.
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To eject or erupt.
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To deport.
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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.

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To force or drive out.

Expel an invader.

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To discharge from or as if from a receptacle.

Expelled a sigh of relief.

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To deprive of membership or rights in an organization; force to leave.

Expelled the student from college for cheating.

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Origin of expel

  • Middle English expellen from Latin expellere ex- ex- pellere to drive pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition