Expel

Definition of Expel

Ex`pel´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Expelled p. pr. & vb. n.. Expelling.]
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.
- Spenser.
He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye shall possess their land.
- Josh. xxiii. 5.
3.To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member.
4.To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.
5.To discharge; to shoot.
Then he another and another [shaft] did expel.
- Spenser.

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