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Definition of Expel


  1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as to expel air from a bellows.
  2. To drive away from one's country; to banish.
  3. To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member.
  4. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.
  5. To discharge; to shoot.

Expel Quotations

For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.
George Chapman

A lot of what is wrong with corporate America has to do with a culture filled with antibodies trained to expel anything different. HR departments often want cookie cutter employees, which inevitably results in cookie cutter solutions.
Nolan Bushnell

Regard every suggestion that your life may be a failure, that you are not made like those who succeed, and that success is not for you, as a traitor, and expel it from your mind as you would a thief from your house.
Orison Swett Marden

The Iraqi regime was supporting terrorist cells all over the world. We had to expel three Iraqi diplomats from the Philippines because of evidence that they were either in touch with Abu Sayyaf or doing their own espionage.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
Thomas Carlyle
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Expel Translations

expel in Dutch is verjagen, verdrijven, uitdrijven
expel in French is expulsent, expulsez, expulser, expulsons
expel in Italian is espulso
expel in Latin is expello (expuli expulsum )
expel in Norwegian is utvise, fordrive
expel in Portuguese is expila
expel in Spanish is expulsar
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