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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Expel \Ex*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expelled, p. pr. & vb.
n.. Expelling.] [L. expellere, expulsum; ex out + pellere
to drive: cf.F. expeller. See Pulse a beat.]
1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is
contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as, to expel
air from a bellows.
Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house?
--Judg. xi. 7.
2. To drive away from one's country; to banish.
Forewasted all their land, and them expelled.
He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye
shall possess their land. --Josh. xxiii.
3. To cut off from further connection with an institution of
learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student
4. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude. "To expel the
winter's flaw." --Shak.
5. To discharge; to shoot. [Obs.]
Then he another and another [shaft] did expel.
Syn: To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See Banish.
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