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expel (someone or something) from (something)

1. To send or force someone from a place or area. The librarian promptly expelled those chatty girls from the building. If you keep getting into fights with your classmates, you might just get expelled from school.
2. To spew something out of something. The factory expelled smoke from its smokestacks.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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France, Germany and Poland are each to expel four Russian diplomats with intelligence agency backgrounds.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to announce that in close consultation with our EU and NATO allies and partners and in solidarity with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland it decided to expel one diplomat of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Macedonia over the Scripal case, pursuant to Article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.
"We believe the Iranian decision to expel two members of staff from the British embassy is baseless," the spokeswoman said.
"I tell them that we are even ready to expel ambassadors if they exceed their diplomatic mission" he warned.
The presumed temperature, composition, turbulence, and other properties of these stars must differ if they expel most of their mass in a few late-stage, concentrated bursts rather than steadily throughout their lives, Smith agrees.
The mosque loudspeaker says: "We blame the Americans, let's expel the Americans, let's unite to expel them from Iraq, let's unite as one religion." Empty blood-stained stretchers return to pick up more bodies, and then about four American Humvees, a truck, two armored personnel carriers, and a medical vehicle, clearly marked Red Cross, arrive with American and Iraqi soldiers on foot patrol next to them.
State Department called on countries around the world to expel Iraqi diplomats, saying they represent a ''corrupt and ruthless regime'' and to prevent the destruction of documents in Iraqi embassies and consulates.
Doing so would spare the House, the full Congress and, most importantly, Traficant's constituents the trouble and embarrassment of the chamber having to expel him.
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Bloomberg also reported citing two sources familiar with the situation that the US President is preparing to expel dozens of Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
While talking on a local TV talk show, the expelled MNA remarked that the party had no authority to expel him like that, adding that the MQM-P isn't the property of any one person and belongs to everyone.
Confirming the report, Mesri Khan Mohmand the incharge of refugees' affairs with Afghanistan embassy, said that Pakistani police harassing the Afghans and expel them forcibly.
In a letter to Jethmalani, BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar yesterday said the party's parliamentary board had taken a unanimous decision on Monday to expel him from the membership of the party.
Dubai Hamas, rulers in the Gaza Strip, yesterday welcomed Turkey's decision to expel the Israeli ambassador as it criticised the Jewish state's siege of the enclave.