Definition of eject

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eject


[ ih-

jekt

]


/ ɪˈdʒɛkt /


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verb (used with object)


to drive or force out; expel, as from a place or position:

The police ejected the hecklers from the meeting.


to dismiss, as from office or occupancy.


to evict, as from property.


to throw out, as from within; throw off.


verb (used without object)


to propel oneself from a damaged or malfunctioning airplane, as by an

ejection seat

:

When the plane caught fire, the pilot ejected.

SYNONYMS FOR

eject


1


oust

,

remove

, drive out, cast out, throw out.

3


oust

, turn out, kick out,

dispossess

.


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Origin of


eject

First recorded in 1545–55; from Latin

ējectus

“thrown out” (past participle of

ējicere

), equivalent to

ē-

+

jec-

(combining form of

jacere

) “to throw” +

-tus

past participle suffix; see

e-

1

OTHER WORDS FROM eject


non·e·ject·ing,


adjective


re·e·ject,


verb (used with object)


un·e·ject·ed,


adjective

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eject

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Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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eject

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eject

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eject

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Membership to such an extremist group would be clear grounds for dismissal, but it can be harder to

eject

a soldier who simply expresses fringey, hardline views.


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January 14, 2021



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In one tricky moment, Burleson had to reckon for young viewers with the violence of the sport, after a Bears wide receiver was

eject

ed for fighting.


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Taylor was

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January 7, 2021



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The Capitol police officers, overwhelmed by the crowds who broke into the Capitol building, took responsibility for leading lawmakers to safety and

eject

ing the relatively small groups of protesters who had gotten inside, the two people said.


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January 7, 2021



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Washington Post

Hotels can deny entry, gyms can deny access, and restaurants can

eject

you without consequence.


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Jamelle Bouie



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February 13, 2014



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DAILY BEAST

Your Dad recognized the cycle I was caught in and said, “Just push the

eject

button.”


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Aurora Snow



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September 30, 2013



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DAILY BEAST

He either used a weapon that did not

eject

shell casings or he had the presence of mind to retrieve them before speeding away.


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Michael Daly



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April 2, 2013



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DAILY BEAST

Somehow Messinger, his copilot, the instructor pilot, and the navigator managed to

eject

from the airplane carrying the bombs.


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May 13, 2011



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DAILY BEAST

Parker was angry at Sequoia’s Michael Moritz for having helped

eject

him from his previous company Plaxo.


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September 30, 2010



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DAILY BEAST


Eject

ment is the action employed to

eject

or turn out a wrongful possessor and recover possession of land.


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Albert Sidney Bolles

I am young enough to have been annoyed, and altogether

eject

and renegate the whole idea of political affairs.


The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)



|

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Pompilus’ intention is plain: she wants to

eject

the Spider from her fortress and fling her some distance away.


More Hunting Wasps



|

J. Henri Fabre

The huntress of Grey Worms induces a temporary torpor of the mandibles; the ravisher of Bees makes them

eject

their honey.


More Hunting Wasps



|

J. Henri Fabre

Not being strong enough to

eject

his rival, Adolph sold his rights to John of Brabant, and hostilities broke out in 1283.


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Various


British Dictionary definitions for

eject


eject


/ (

ɪˈdʒɛkt

) /


verb


(tr)


to drive or force out; expel or emit


(tr)


to compel (a person) to leave; evict; dispossess


(tr)


to dismiss, as from office


(intr)


to leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule


(tr)


psychiatry


to attribute (one’s own motivations and characteristics) to others

Derived forms of eject



ejection

,

noun

Word Origin for

eject

C15: from Latin

ejicere,

from

jacere

to throw
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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