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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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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
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Meanwhile, Latvia is expelling one diplomat and an Aeroflot employee, and Estonia's foreign minister has confirmed the country is expelling a military attache at the Russian embassy.
Richard McManus QC, speaking on behalf of Mr Gray, said the college had breached its duty to Rhys by expelling him without a disciplinary hearing.
Turkey said yesterday it was expelling the Israeli ambassador to Ankara and suspending all military ties with the Jewish state after a leaked UN report condemned excessive force by Israel against a Turkish-led aid flotilla heading towards the Gaza Strip on March 31, 2010.
A MAGISTERIAL probe on Thursday indicted Chandigarh's Sacred Heart School for ' expelling' Ruchika Girhotra soon after she had levelled molestation charges against ex- Haryana DGP SPS Rathore.
The school took " wrong and malafide action" in expelling Ruchika, sub- divisional magistrate ( SDM) Prerna Puri said in a report submitted to Chandigarh's home- cum- education secretary, Ram Niwas.
The government of Afghanistan has accused Iran of expelling 7,000 Afghans in a span of two days last week.
Gholam Dastagir Azad, the governor of Nimroz Province located in southwestern Afghanistan, told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) November 27 that Iran had started a new round of expelling Afghan nationals from within its borders.
Mr Omedeni, aged 46, a building surveyor, says the all-white panel should have given his son a chance to mend his ways rather than expelling him for his first serious breach of the rules.
Other reasons given for expelling pupils include sexual misconduct, racist abuse, theft, damaging property and, in one case, a child firing a weapon into a crowded PE changing room and injuring classmates.
Drug and alcohol youth workers suggested some schools were expelling pupils as a ``knee-jerk reaction'' rather than trying to help them.
The train drivers union Aslef, which was taken to an employment tribunal last year after expelling a BNP member, also welcomed the announcement.
Mubarak says expelling Arafat would be a huge error.
Many schools do not resort to expelling pupils but others are forced to throw out dozens of unruly children.
Aneurin Owen, director of CAIS, the largest drug and alcohol agency in North Wales, suggested some schools were expelling pupils as a ``knee-jerk reaction'' rather than trying to help them.
Hussein Majalli, who addressed hundreds of protestors outside the Professional Associations Complex in West Amman, said: "It is a shame at the time when we have spies from the Israeli embassy, we are expelling Iraqi missions".