Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb expel

4 senses of expel

Sense 1
expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expel -- (remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds")
       => remove -- (remove from a position or an office)

Sense 3
rout, rout out, expel -- (cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 4
exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release -- (eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas")

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