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- (transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
- The company dismissed me after less than a year.
- (transitive) To order to leave.
- The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.
- (transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
- He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.
- (transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept.
- The court dismissed the case.
- 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter IV, The Younger Set:
- "He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
- (transitive, cricket) To get a batsman out.
- He was dismissed for 99 runs.
- (transitive, soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off.
2010 December 28, Kevin Darlin, “West Brom 1-3 Blackburn”, BBC:
- Kalinic later saw red for a rash tackle on Paul Scharner before Gabriel Tamas was dismissed for bringing down Diouf.
to order to leave
to reject, refuse to accept
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