Expel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspel|  American pronunciation of the word expel
Brit.  |ɪkˈspɛl|  British pronunciation of the word expel


- force to leave or move out

He was expelled from his native country

- remove from a position or office (syn: oust)
- cause to flee (syn: rout)
- eliminate (a substance) (syn: discharge, eject, exhaust, release)


The club may expel members who do not follow the rules.

She was expelled from school for bad behavior.

The family were so ashamed when the youngest son was expelled from his school.

You are expelled from the house which you have indelibly disgraced.

Two girls were expelled from school for taking drugs.

The main opposition leader was expelled from her party.

He was expelled for making racist remarks.

Foreign priests were expelled from the country.

Three diplomats were expelled for spying.

He was expelled from his native country

a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization

Word forms

I/you/we/they: expel
he/she/it: expels
present participle: expelling
past tense: expelled
past participle: expelled
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