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dislodge (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To free someone or something that is stuck. Fortunately, the Heimlich maneuver dislodged the piece of food from Greta's throat.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dislodge someone or something from someone or something

to loosen and remove someone or something from someone or something. We were unable to dislodge her from office. Gene was able to dislodge the bone from his throat.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Meanwhile, the Iraqi forces are still focused on putting all efforts into dislodging insurgents from the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq, as part of the ongoing operation against ISIL.