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dispossess of (something)

To take one's possession. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dispossess" and "of." If you don't pay your mortgage, you'll be dispossessed of your house before long.
See also: dispossess, of
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dispossess someone of something

to separate someone from a possession. Do you intend to dispossess us of our home? They were dispossessed of the only possessions they had.
See also: dispossess, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In short, as far as repairing the disasters created by the deep-rooted dispossessing policies is concerned, Turkey has a very, very long way to go.
"The agency also apparently favors permanently dispossessing 350 Hill Manor families, assuming current tenants will get first crack at the 75 subsidized townhouses it plans for the site.
PESHAWAR -- Six members of Sikh community on Monday moved Peshawar High Court against alleged auction of a portion of an ancient gurdwara in interior city by local officials of Evacuee Trust Property and a letter to local police for dispossessing the members of the community from that portion.
He said that he confessed to carrying out the robbery, the killing of the victim and dispossessing her of an unspecified amount of money and some quantity of GSM recharge cards.
He recognizes the "short-term" effects that revolutionary legislation dispossessing hospitals had on the poor they had housed but argues that temporary dislocation opened the way to revolutionary, and self-evidently beneficial, change in the direction of modern medicine and hospital management.
After dispossessing Robbie van der Laan he drove the ball across the goalmouth and Gary Jones had only to turn it into the net.
Tribune Online gathered that the two suspected armed robbers were specialists in dispossessing people of their valuables in Odion axis of Warri metropolis.
TWO suspected commercial bus robbers - Sunday Ogenero and Daniel Johnson - were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court charged dispossessing occupants with money and valuables worth thousands of naira.