dismiss

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dismiss (third-person singular simple present dismisses, present participle dismissing, simple past and past participle dismissed)

  1. (transitive) To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
    The company dismissed me after less than a year.
  2. (transitive) To order to leave.
    The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.
  3. (transitive) To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
    He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.
  4. (transitive) To reject; to refuse to accept
    The court dismissed the case.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 4, The Younger Set[1]:
      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.
  5. (transitive, cricket) To get a batsman out.
    He was dismissed for 99 runs.
  6. (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.

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