HyperDic: displace

English > 4 senses of the word displace:
VERBmotiondisplacecause to move, usually with force or pressure
socialdisplace, preempttake the place of or have precedence over
socialdisplace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateterminate the employment of
motiondisplace, movecause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
displace > pronunciation
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English > displace: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningCause to move, usually with force or pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"the refugees were displaced by the war"
Narrowerdislocateput out of its usual place, position, or relationship
dislodge, bumpRemove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
evacuateMove people from their homes / homes or country
force out, crowd outPress, force, or thrust out of a small space
transplant, transferLift and reset in another soil or situation
uproot, deracinateMove (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
English > displace: 4 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningTake the place of or have precedence over.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broadersupplant, replace, supersede, supervene uponTake the place or move into the position of
Spanishreemplazar, remplazar
English > displace: 4 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningTerminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsfire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
Narrowerclean outForce out
dismiss, send packing, send away, dropstop associating with
furlough, lay offdismiss, usually for economic reasons
pension offlet go from employment with an attractive pension
retiremake (someone) retire
squeeze outForce out
BroaderremoveRemove from a position or an office
Oppositehire, engage, employEngage or hire for work
Spanishdar aviso, dejar cesante, despachar, despedir, destituir, echar, exonerar, finiquitar, poder
Catalanacomiadar, despedir, destituir, fer fora
English > displace: 4 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Cause tomoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Entailed bybearMove while holding up or supporting
kickDrive or propel with the foot
transferCause to change ownership
Narroweradvance, bring forwardCause to move forward
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upchange the arrangement or position of
beat, flapMove with a thrashing motion
blowCause to move by means of an air current
brandish, flourish, waveMove or swing back and forth
center, centreMove into the center
change hands, change ownersBe transferred to another owner
chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run offForce to go away
circulate, pass around, pass on, distributeCause be distributed
circulateCause to move in a circuit or system
dandleMove (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
disarrangeDestroy the arrangement / arrangement or order of
dislocate, luxate, splay, slipMove out of position
displaceCause to move, usually with force or pressure
dragUse a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
driveCause someone or something to move by driving
dropLet fall to the ground
engage, mesh, lock, operateKeep engaged
expel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
exteriorize, bring outsidebring outside the body for surgery, of organs
flick, ruffle, riffletwitch / twitch or flutter
fluctuateCause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
funnelMove or pour through a funnel
glideCause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
herd, crowdCause to herd, drive, or crowd together
hit, strikeDrive something violently into a location
hustleCause to move furtively and hurriedly
jar, shake up, bump aroundShock physically
lateralizeMove or displace to one side so as to make lateral
launch, set in motionget going
lifttake hold of something and move it to a different location
lift, raiseMove upwards
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring downMove something or somebody to a lower position
mobilize, mobiliseCause to move around
overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump overCause to overturn from an upright or normal position
playCause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
pourCause to run
press down, depresspress down
propel, impelCause to move forward with force
pull, drawCause to move by pulling
pull, drawCause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
pulseDrive by or as if by pulsation
pumpMove up and down
push, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
put, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
race, rushCause to move fast or to rush / rush or race
raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
rakeMove through with or as if with a rake
relocateMove or establish in a new location
rock, swayCause to move back and forth
roll, revolveCause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
rout out, drive out, force out, rouseForce or drive out
runCause an animal to move fast
saltateMove by saltation
scanMove a light beam over
send, directCause to go somewhere
separate, disunite, divide, partForce, take, or pull apart
shift, dislodge, repositionchange place or direction
singsongMove as if accompanied by a singsong
sinkCause to sink
slideMove smoothly along a surface
slingMove with a sling
slipCause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
spill, shed, disgorgeCause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run ... / run out or over
spill, slop, splatterCause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
station, post, send, placeAssign to a station / station
stirMove an implement through
swingMove in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
take backMove text to the previous line
transfer, shiftMove around
transferMove from one place to another
translatechange the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
translatesubject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channeliseSend from one person or place to another
transport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
transportMove something or somebody around
transport, send, shiptransport commercially
tugMove by pulling hard
turn, turn overCause to move around a center so as to show another side of
turnCause to move around or rotate
turnCause to move along an axis or into a new direction
unseatdislodge from one's seat, as from a horse
unwind, wind off, unrollreverse the winding or twisting of
uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root outpull up by or as if by the roots
upstageMove upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
washMove by or as if by water
wedge, squeeze, forcesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
whistleMove, send, or bring as if by whistling
wind, wrap, roll, twineArrange or or coil around
woosh, whooshMove with a sibilant sound
workMove into or onto
workMove in an agitated manner
Similar totravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishdesplazar, mover, trasladar
Catalandesplaçar, moure

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