(redirected from expellable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

expel from (something)

1. To send or force someone from a place or area. A noun or pronoun can be used between "expel" and "from." The librarian promptly expelled those chatty girls from the building. If you keep getting into fights with your classmates, you'll might just get expelled from school.
2. To spew something out of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "expel" and "from." The chimney expelled smoke from its flue.
See also: expel

expel someone from something

to force someone to leave something or some place; to eject someone from something or some place. The two men expelled the fighters from the tavern. Ken was expelled from school for disciplinary reasons
See also: expel

expel something from something

to force or eject something out of something. The machine expelled cup after cup from its opening. The volcano expelled huge globs of molten lava.
See also: expel

squeeze something out of something

 and squeeze something out
to press something until something is expelled from something. Claire squeezed some toothpaste out of the tube. She squeezed out some toothpaste.
See also: of, out, squeeze