expel (someone or something) from (something)

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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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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.