Evict - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈvɪkt|  American pronunciation of the word evict
Brit.  |ɪˈvɪkt|  British pronunciation of the word evict

verb

- expel or eject without recourse to legal process

The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m.

- expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process

The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months

Examples

His landlord has threatened to evict him if he doesn't pay the rent soon.

They were evicted from their apartment.

The family were evicted from their house for failing to pay the rent.

The government evicted many farmers from their land, where the airport was planned.

They were unable to pay the rent, and were evicted from their home.

They refused to leave and were forcibly evicted (=evicted by force).

The family now faces eviction from their home.

The landlord wanted to evict the tenants so he banged on the pipes every morning at 3 a.m.

The landlord evicted the tenants after they had not paid the rent for four months

the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: evict
he/she/it: evicts
present participle: evicting
past tense: evicted
past participle: evicted
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