Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (transitive) To remove or force out from a position or dwelling previously occupied.
- (intransitive) To move or go from a dwelling or former position.
- Where Light and Darkness in perpetual round / Lodge and dislodge by turns.
- (transitive, figuratively) To force out of a secure or settled position.
2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds”, in New York Times:
- The country’s first black president, and its first president to reach adulthood after the Vietnam War and Watergate, Mr. Obama seemed like a digital-age leader who could at last dislodge the stalemate between those who clung to the government of the Great Society, on the one hand, and those who disdained the very idea of government, on the other.